UN Observance: Celebration of World Hepatitis Day: July 28th 2014

shutterstock_208676857smallDid you know?

Viral hepatitis kills 1.5 million people worldwide each year. That’s as many people as HIV / AIDS.

For the world’s 8th biggest killer, viral hepatitis is remarkably neglected.

About the observance day

In light of these figures, in 2010, the World Health Organization made World Hepatitis Day one of only 4 official disease-specific world health days, to be celebrated each year on the 28th July.

Mission

Millions of people across the world now take part in World Hepatitis Day, to raise awareness about viral hepatitis, and to call for access to treatment, better prevention programs and governments action.

How to participate?

If you want to take part in an event for World Hepatitis Day, you can:

  • find what’s going on near you on the official events page,
  • or even set up your own event and add it to the official map,
  • or if you’re on Facebook or Twitter, join the official Thunderclap to send out a World Hepatitis Day post or tweet on the 28th July to add your voice to the movement, and you can share and like the official page by clicking the links available on the official page available below.

 

To find out more information please visit the official webpage at http://www.worldhepatitisday.org/.

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