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.
From the Forums: Double genotype story - I have two genotypes (1b and 4) https://t.co/HeIdeB4GoO #hepatitis
Personas con #Sida #hepatitis B o C, #sífilis, chagas y enfermedades transmitidas por sangre no son aptas para donar https://t.co/U2A3KeUHtK
#Hepatitis B is mostly preventable. B Sure. Get Tested. Get vaccinated https://t.co/ySx9VEQnmT #HBV #vaccineswork
#arts #obey #Tyler #edadmin Alternative #hepatitis c #treatments: Hepatitis C Alternative Medicine: Hep C complem https://t.co/iUeaRPqnJa
From Forums: Reading the forums really normalized this whole experience for me... so glad I found you https://t.co/r83jgldWPp #hepatitis
#Hepatitis E cases, esp. in Bangladesh, may be higher than we think: https://t.co/7WRp59Z6bb New research from colleagues @JohnsHopkinsSPH
Take away the stigma of #hepatitis B by starting a conversation and sharing the Storybook link https://t.co/uGN4ruGfpy #justB
#Healing #Hepatitis and #LiverDisease Naturally https://t.co/WKFKRlMB07
@Hep_Alliance Sweden "Hepatitis healthcare asbestos" Government will not lift a finger as long @SinevaRibeiro @HeidiStensmyren quiet!
From the Forums: I'm starting Harvoni. Is it better to take during the day or at night? https://t.co/pHsBqOVAI0 #hepatitis #hepC
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