World Hepatitis Day 2021

World Hepatitis Alliance

Past Event

When

Wednesday, Jul 28, 2021

This event has passed.

Hosts

World Hepatitis Alliance

Channels

Awareness Days

Health

Virt Africa

Virt India

World Hepatitis Day (WHD) takes places every year on 28 July bringing the world together under a single theme to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change.

2021 Theme: Hepatitis Can’t Wait

With a person dying every 30 seconds from a hepatitis related illness – even in the current COVID-19 crisis – we can’t wait to act on viral hepatitis.

  • People living 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.

Hosts

World Hepatitis Alliance