Sept. 9th is National African Immigrant and Refugee HIV and Hepatitis Awareness Day (NAIRHHA Day)
Because of you, we have reached a monumental milestone!
This year NAIRHHA Day will be introduced in the US House of Representatives as an official resolution. This action will formally designate NAIRHHA Day as a federal health observance. But wait, there’s more! NAIRHHA Day will also be listed on HIV.gov, receiving official recognition from the Department of Health and Human Services as a national HIV awareness day.
Thank you for your commitment and voice!
What can you do this year to commemorate NAIRHHA Day? CLICK HERE
Learn why Rep. Hank Johnson is an avid champion for designating NAIRHHA Day as a federal health observance: CLICK HERE
Reps. Johnson, Meng, Lee Push to Recognize Sept. 9 as National African Immigrant & Refugee HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis Awareness (NAIRHHA) Day
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Hepatitis Caucus Co-Chairs Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), Congresswoman Grace Meng (NY-06), along with HIV/AIDS Caucus Chair Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13), sent a letter with 11 House colleagues to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services requesting support for the designation of September 9th as “National African Immigrant and Refugee HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis Awareness (NAIRHHA) Day.”
What is NAIRHHA Day?
National African Immigrant and Refugee HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis Awareness (NAIRHHA) Day is celebrated annually on September 9th. Founded by advocates in Massachusetts, Washington D.C., and New York, National African Immigrant and Refugee HIV and Hepatitis Awareness Day (NAIRHHA) has been observed annually on September 9th by communities, advocates, healthcare professionals, government officials and other stakeholders since 2014. It takes place in September because this is the month that has been designated as National African Immigrant Month (NAIM) in the United States to celebrate the diverse and remarkable contributions African immigrants have made to enrich the United States, in spheres ranging from sports to writing to politics.