Take a look at the ways in which you can join us and show the world that Hepatitis Can’t Wait.
Every year, more than a million lives are lost to hepatitis. We’re not waiting for change – we’re fighting to make it happen.
- People living with viral hepatitis unaware can’t wait for testing
- People living with hepatitis can’t wait for life saving treatments
- Expectant mothers can’t wait for hepatitis screening and treatment
- Newborn babies can’t wait for birth dose vaccination
- People affected by hepatitis can’t wait to end stigma and discrimination
- Community organisations can’t wait for greater investment
- Decision makers can’t wait and must act now to make hepatitis elimination a reality through political will and funding.
We’re not waiting
‘We’re not waiting’ is call to action for WHD 2023. It’s a call to accelerate elimination efforts of viral hepatitis now and the urgent need for testing and treatment for the real people who need it. Individuals and communities around the world are making change happen in their own lives and in world around them. We celebrate them, while demanding more action.
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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. In 2023 the theme is ‘We’re not waiting.
On World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, we call on people around the world to take action because Hepatitis Can’t Wait.
WHD is a day for the world’s hepatitis community to unite and make our voices heard. It’s a day to celebrate the progress we have made and to meet the current challenges. It’s also an opportunity for us to increase awareness and encourage a real political change to jointly facilitate prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
WHD is a great opportunity for us to raise awareness of the importance of knowing your hepatitis status and to spread the word about treatment.
Last year the global hepatitis community united with policymakers, medical professionals and the general public to reach hundreds of millions of people with life-saving information about viral hepatitis.
World Hepatitis Day is one of WHO’s seven officially mandated global public health days.
Find out more about WHOs World Hepatitis Day campaigns at www.who.int/campaigns/world-hepatitis-day