World Hepatitis Day
World Hepatitis Day is observed on 28th July of every year and this day brings the world together under a single theme to raise awareness about viral hepatitis and to make a real change. Hepatitis is a serious health problem of the liver. One cannot live a healthy life Without liver or with a liver disorder. So, it is critical to solving the problems of liver and other body organs to lead a healthy life and to make the world disease free. To achieve this, greater awareness and increased diagnosis are needed.
“HBV is 100 times more infectious than HIV. Both HBV and HCV can remain in the patient’s blood for years without any symptoms, and by the time the disease is detected, the patient would already have a severe form of liver disease. But both viruses are treatable, and results of the treatment, lasting from about 28 to 48 weeks and including anti-viral tablets with sometimes weekly interferon injections, are very good.” – D. Dinesh Kini
History of World Hepatitis Day
World Hepatitis Day was celebrated annually on July 28th with an aim to create awareness among the ordinary people around the world about hepatitis. To make the society free from hepatitis, this global level recognition program began as an international public health campaign by the WHO. In order to honor the Nobel Laureate Baruch Samuel Blumberg on his birthday July 28th, this day was declared as World Hepatitis Day around the world as he discovered the hepatitis B virus. World Hepatitis Day gives an opportunity to create awareness about viral hepatitis among the common public. This day is celebrated annually to encourage the people for the early diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis as many people are affected worldwide with hepatitis and die in large number every year.
Other Celebrations on July 28
July 28 is also celebrated as
How to Celebrate World Hepatitis Day
Celebrate World Hepatitis Day by participating in the campaign in the nearest areas with the help of WHO toolkit. Every activity that you do on that day let it be a rally or testing events then it means that you are gaining a step towards eliminating it. You can also share about World Hepatitis Day in social media to create awareness by using the hashtag #WorldHepatitisDay.