What is World Hepatitis Day?

World Hepatitis Day (WHD) takes place every year on 28 July bringing the world together under a single theme to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change. In 2023 the theme is ‘We’re not waiting.

On World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, we call on people around the world to take action because Hepatitis Can’t Wait.

Every year, more than a million lives are lost to hepatitis.

We’re not waiting for change – we’re fighting to make it happen.

*People living with viral hepatitis unaware can’t wait for testing.

*People living with hepatitis can’t wait for life-saving treatments.

*Expectant mothers can’t wait for hepatitis screening and treatment.

*Newborn babies can’t wait for birth dose vaccination.

*People affected by hepatitis can’t wait to end stigma and discrimination.

*Community organisations can’t wait for greater investment.

*Decision-makers can’t wait and must act now to make hepatitis elimination a reality through political will and funding.

We’re not waiting.

Read more: https://www.worldhepatitisday.org/

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