On 28 July World Hepatitis Day (WHD) brings the world together to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change in disease prevention and access to testing, treatment and care. One of just four disease-specific global awareness days officially endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO), WHD unites patient organisations, governments and the general public to boost the global profile of viral hepatitis.
The sixth official WHD took place on July 28 2016 along the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) theme of ‘NOhep – Eliminate Hepatitis’ and World Health Organization (WHO) theme ‘Know hepatitis – Act now’. Once again the impact of WHD grew substantially this year, with 174 countries taking part across the globe and 105 national governments and 59 WHO Country Offices commemorating the day.
Find out more about past World Hepatitis Day campaigns here.