World Hepatitis Day is observed on July 28 every year to raise awareness of hepatitis and encourage prevention and treatment.
World Hepatitis Day
Sunday, July 28, 2013
World Hepatitis Day 2014
Monday, July 28, 2014
World Hepatitis Day is annually held on July 28 to promote awareness of hepatitis, a disease that affects the liver.
What do people do
Organizations such as the United Nations and the World Hepatitis Alliance work with individuals and community groups to promote awareness raising campaigns worldwide about hepatitis. Information about World Hepatitis Day is usually distributed via social media, newspapers, posters, and through the World Health Organization (WHO) website.
Hepatitis simply means inflammation of the liver and can be caused by different things. One of the most common causes of chronic (long-term) hepatitis is viral infection. According to the World Hepatitis Alliance, about 500 million people are currently infected with chronic hepatitis B or C and 1 in 3 people have been exposed to one or both viruses.
The World Hepatitis Alliance first launched World Hepatitis Day in 2008. Following on, the UN declared official recognition of this event in 2010.
There is a different theme for World Hepatitis Day each year. Past themes included “Get tested” and “This is hepatitis”.
World Hepatitis Day Observances
|Weekday||Date||Year||Name||Holiday type||Where it is observed|
|Thu||Jul 28||2011||World Hepatitis Day||United Nations observance|
|Sat||Jul 28||2012||World Hepatitis Day||United Nations observance|
|Sun||Jul 28||2013||World Hepatitis Day||United Nations observance|
|Mon||Jul 28||2014||World Hepatitis Day||United Nations observance|
|Tue||Jul 28||2015||World Hepatitis Day||United Nations observance|