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.
#HepatitisC #hepc #thebonniemorganfoundationforhcv @WalshCBS4 @HenryEChang @AASLDNews @Hep_Alliance @people http://t.co/rUrYBaLqtB
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#Hepatitis C is a viral infection that can cause liver damage & liver cancer. http://t.co/3bl6MH9na4 #HepC #Hepaware v @CDCSTD
Ammonium tetrathiomolybdate: potential therapeutic use in copper-associated chronic #hepatitis of dogs http://t.co/T12WziVe7b
Good to see a study published on this---People with #hepatitis B and/or C suffer from discrimination: http://t.co/RL6eH9KvlP #nomorestigma
Indiana HIV Outbreak, #Hepatitis C Epidemic Sparks CDC Alert: http://t.co/GqXSJUgA2l
Warning issued for serious heart problems when Harvoni or sofosbuvir is taken with amiodarone http://t.co/Z3b2uZnflp #HepC #hepatitis
RT @LS_Health: #Hepatitis C virus could put affected people at greater risk of #Cancer: http://t.co/JJ4xEp75FM
Novel immunotherapeutic, TG1050, shows early signs of potential for chronic hepatitis B cure http://t.co/zmfQ24pABQ #liver #hepatitis
Ten cases of systemic lupus erythematosus related to #hepatitis #B #vaccine.http://t.co/T0ogXcA0LV
Для @HEP_INFO : New Hepatitis C Guidelines Tackle Drug Costs, AccessNew Hepatitis C Guidelines Ta... http://t.co/rRUZVfGKWa #hepatitis