World Hepatitis Day: July 28th 2014


For the world's 8th biggest killer, viral hepatitis is remarkably neglected.

That's why in 2010 the World Health Organization made World Hepatitis Day one of only 4 official disease-specific world health days, to be celebrated each year on the 28th July.

Millions of people across the world now take part in World Hepatitis Day, to raise awareness about viral hepatitis, and to call for access to treatment, better prevention programmes and government action.

Hepatitis: Think Again

  • Viral hepatitis kills 1.5 million people worldwide each year. That's as many people as HIV/AIDS.
  • Viral hepatitis is the leading cause of liver cancer. Liver cancer is the second biggest cancer killer.
  • Symptoms of viral hepatitis often go unnoticed. Get tested.
  • Viral hepatitis can be avoided. Know the risks.
  • Viral hepatitis can be treated.
  • Protect against viral hepatitis. Vaccination works against hepatitis A and hepatitis B.
  • Viral hepatitis doesn't discriminate. Neither should you.


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