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World Hepatitis Day

July 28

Every year, more than a million lives are lost to hepatitis. We’re not waiting for change – we’re fighting to make it happen.

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the 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.

  • 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

‘We’re not waiting’ is a call to action for #WHD2024. It’s a call to accelerate elimination efforts of viral #Hepatitis now and the urgent need for testing and treatment for the real people who need it. Individuals and communities around the world are making change happen in their own lives and in the world around them. We celebrate them, while demanding more action.

#We’reNotWaiting #ViralHepatitus

Source: World Hepatitis Day – World Hepatitis Day



July 28
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