HepatitisWA wants to grow awareness in the local community about the new lifesaving hepatitis C treatment. After discovering an organisation called Paper Cup Project that partners with local not-for-profits, artists and cafes we believed that placing our message on a coffee cup would be a unique way to share our message.

People may not be aware the current treatments exist, even though they have been available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) since March 2016. We believe there are many people in Perth suburbs who are living with hep C but are not aware there is something they can do. The treatments have virtually no side effects and can be completed in 8 – 12 weeks, with a 97% cure rate.

Therefore, we wanted to promote the hep C cure in an artistic way, on coffee cups, to encourage conversations about the cure!

Goals:

  • Encourage people to talk about the hep C cure
  • Receive notifications on Instagram and Facebook about people tagging us in their photos with the cups
  • Long term goal: see an increase for hep c treatment uptake in WA

The cups were designed by a local artist called Bertie Louise in collaboration with the HepatitisWA team. 15,000 cups will be distributed to 16 cafes around the Perth Metro area. If you are interested to visit a local cafe check the list below to see which cafe is close to you!

Six Willows Cafe – Willeton
Game City – Perth City
Livid Skate Cafe – Scarborough
Shortlistoxfordst – Leederville
Scotty’s Cafe – West Perth
Standby – Mt Lawley
Nexus.coffee – Mt Lawley
Coffea Fine Espresso – Booragoon
The Little Parry – Bull Creek
Boundary – Northbridge
Get Ya Fix – Northbridge
2GreenFingers – Willagee
Timber Cafe – Harrisdale
Ohana Acai – Fremantle
Stomp Coffee – North Perth
Milk Belly – Fremantle
Mataya – Mandurah