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.

2019 campaign materials available now

Worldwide, 300 million people are living with viral hepatitis unaware. Without finding the undiagnosed and linking them to care, millions will continue to suffer, and lives will be lost. On World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, we call on people from across the world to take action and raise awareness to find the “missing millions”.

Find the Missing Millions

 

World Hepatitis Day, Sunday July 28th 2019, is our chance to bring the world together to raise awareness of a disease that kills 1.34 million people a year. A disease that 290 million people live with unaware. A disease that we can eliminate by 2030.

How to get involved in WHD2019

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Viral hepatitis is one of the biggest global health threats of our time

  • 1.34 million deaths a year
  • Causes two in every three liver cancer deaths
  • 290 million people living with viral hepatitis unaware

But together we can eliminate viral hepatitis

  • Global elimination strategy adopted in 2016
  • A cure for hepatitis C and treatment and vaccine for hepatitis B exists
  • Viral hepatitis included in Sustainable Development Goals

Take our hepatitis screening quiz if you’re worried that you might be one of the missing millions 

Let’s find the missing millions on World Hepatitis Day 2019.

 

World Hepatitis Day is one of just 4 disease specific awareness days recognised by the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO works with civil society to ensure that governments recognise World Hepatitis Day with meaningful activity, find out more about WHOs role in World Hepatitis Day here 

Past World Hepatitis Day Reports

2017

Eliminate Hepatitis – #ShowYourFace

2016

NOhep – Eliminate hepatitis

2015

Prevent hepatitis. Act now.

2019

Find the Missing Millions