World Hepatitis Day
On 28 July 2012 people around the world will come together to mark World Hepatitis Day and raise awareness of viral hepatitis. Coordinated by the World Hepatitis Alliance since 2007, World Hepatitis Day was officially recognised by theWorld Health Organization on May 2010 and it’s now one of only four disease related official days.
Hepatitis kills around one million people every year. Millions more suffer immediate sickness or long-term ill health. World Hepatitis Day provides an opportunity to recognise viral hepatitis as a major global health problem in order to advance prevention and control.
Want to get involved?World Hepatitis Day is organised by the World Hepatitis Alliance in collaboration with the World Health Organisation – Take a look at what both organisations are doing on this day.