Making the elimination of viral hepatitis our next greatest achievement
Global Impact on World Hepatitis Day
World Hepatitis 2016 (WHD) was the most successful WHD to date, with 174 countries taking part and 106 national governments commemorating the day. One of just four disease-specific global awareness days officially endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO), WHD helps raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and helps influence real change in disease prevention and access to testing, treatment and care.
This year, over 1,100 events were held worldwide, which included screening and vaccination drives, public seminars, press briefings, marches, health fairs as well as more unusual events such as awareness-raising pop songs and the illumination of well-known landmarks. Find out more about the impact of the global awareness day and in-country activities in the World Hepatitis Day 2016 Global Report here.
The day also marked the launch of NOhep, a grassroots movement initiated by the World Hepatitis Alliance, aimed at mobilising individuals and organisations to take action to ensure global commitments are met and viral hepatitis is eliminated by 2030. NOhep was launched in 77 countries on WHD, resulting in over 1000 people signing up from over 100 countries. Watch a short video to find out more about the development of NOhep and its global launch here.
Sign up to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030
NOhep, a global movement to eliminate viral hepatitis, will be launched on WHD2016 to bring people together and provide a platform for people to speak out, be engaged and take action to ensure global commitments are met and viral hepatitis is eliminated by 2030. Sign up to join us!
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