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.
http://t.co/ooWSdIZUcI the need for syringe exchange programs #HIV #hepatitis C
WHO recommends that all infants
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The side effects of treating #Hepatitis C and how to manage them: http://t.co/HejUe5RQoY #HCV #hepC
RT@Hep_Alliance: Gov’t and industry unite @ #WorldHepatitisSummit to discuss ways to work together to eliminate #hepatitis #Hepatitis2015
WHO, WHA Launch First-Ever World #Hepatitis Summit http://t.co/rRXVzTmaa1 @WHO @Hep_Alliance
#KCA #VoteJKT48ID WHO: There is no vaccine for #hepatitis C, therefore prevention of infection depends upon reducing the risk of exposure t…
RT @WHO: #Hepatitis C is not spread thru breast milk, food or water or by casual contact such as hugging, kissing w/ an infected person
Hep Blogs: "First-Ever World #Hepatitis Summit meeting this week in Glasgow" by @NVHR1 http://t.co/VucjSu1yyq
Hep Blogs: "2015 - My Year of Living With #Hepatitis C" by Grace http://t.co/ziJQZja8r8 #hepC #HCV
CHPSRE: RT: WHO: #Hepatitis C is not spread thru breast milk, food or water or by casual contact such as hugging, … http://t.co/qfS32rn2Gc