Worldwide 400 million people are living with hepatitis B or C. Every year 1.4 million people die from viral hepatitis and yet all of these deaths could be prevented. With better awareness and understanding of how we can prevent hepatitis we can eliminate this disease and save 4,000 lives a day.
That is why in 2010 the World Health Organization made World Hepatitis Day one of only 4 official disease-specific world health days, to be celebrated each year on the 28th July. Millions of people across the world now take part in World Hepatitis Day, to raise awareness about viral hepatitis, and to call for access to treatment, better prevention programs and government action.
We’re asking 4,000 people to stand up and be counted in the quest to raise awareness of viral hepatitis. You can provide a voice for the 4,000 lives that will be lost on World Hepatitis Day this year. Together your voices become a powerful symbol for the need for action to prevent future deaths.
Simply tweet using the hashtag #4000voices or upload an image to contribute your Twitter avatar or photo to our collage and use to your voice to call for action.
New #hepatitis C medications can cure most patients, but only the sickest are eligible for treatment http://t.co/VdQACNpsrB #healthcare
A good #hepatitis C resource from the Veterans Administration http://t.co/hpAG4V83QW
New costly treatments for #HepC and #cancer added to @WHO essential drug list. via @nytimes #hepatitis #HCV #oncology
Be #HepAware Work #Hepatitis C in to Conversations - Lucinda Porter @hepatitismag @CDChep http://t.co/W8648fxpBg
#Hepatit #B #Aşısı - #HEPATITIS #B #VACCINE - http://t.co/N1zy1XbjJw
@Hep_Alliance hi, it seems that there is an error in interactive map. Ours were tag with HRONOS. Pls check.
High Cost of Sovaldi #Hepatitis C Drug Prompts a Call to Void Its Patents http://t.co/EFGmvzS3T0 #HCV
The story behind a Phoenix song that told people to wash their hands after going to the bathroom. #hepatitis http://t.co/wsmiTaIf6L
Should you be tested? 3 in 4 people living with #hepatitis C are baby #boomers. http://t.co/6aEFqw4Lyu
During #Hepatitis Awareness Month, #CDC spotlights this hidden epidemic. Talk w/ your #clinician about testing! http://t.co/Z0qTr6RfIY