World Hepatitis Day (WHD) is observed on 28 July every year. It aims to raise global awareness of hepatitis and encourage prevention, diagnosis and treatment. World Hepatitis Day is one of eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Hepatitis is an inflammation of liver, most commonly caused by a viral infection.
There are five main hepatitis viruses, referred to as types A, B, C, D and E. These five types are of greatest concern because of the burden of illness and death they cause and the potential for outbreaks and epidemic spread.
Chronic hepatitis B and C are life-threatening infectious diseases that cause serious liver damage, cancer, and premature death.
Each year focuses on a specific theme.
|2019||Find the Missing Millions|
|2018||Test. Treat. Hepatitis|
|2016||Know Hepatitis-Act now|
|2015||Prevention of viral Hepatitis. Act now|
|2014||Hepatitis: Think Again|
|2013||More must be done to stop this silent killer|
|2012||It’s closer than you think|
|2011||Hepatitis affects everyone, everywhere. Know it. Confront it. Confront her|