World Hepatitis Day 2016
July 28th is recognised across the globe as World Hepatitis Day (WHD).
Hepatitis Australia would like to thank all World Hepatitis Day collaborating organisations and individuals for their contribution to the success of World Hepatitis Day 2016, in Australia. World Hepatitis Day in Australia was closely aligned with the global campaign and the theme of elimination. The focus for World Hepatitis Day in Australia was treatment; an important step on the road to elimination of viral hepatitis.
To read the full wrap-up of WHD 2016 click here
World Hepatitis Day is one of only a handful of ‘World Health Days’ that are officially recognised by the World Health Organization. Over 400 million people worldwide are living with hepatitis B or C. Every year, 1.4 million people die from viral hepatitis. With better awareness, understanding and management many of these deaths can be prevented.
In May 2016, the World Health Assembly adopted the first ever Global Strategy for viral hepatitis which commits all countries to working towards the goal of eliminating viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030.
To support the Global Strategy, the World Hepatitis Alliance will be launching NOhep on World Hepatitis Day 2016. NOhep is a global movement to eliminate viral hepatitis; it provides a platform for people to come together and take action to ensure global commitments are met and viral hepatitis is eliminated by 2030. You can join in on social media by using #NOhep and #HepinOz
For further information click on the buttons below to visit either the Australian or global websites.
World Hepatitis Day in Australia is coordinated nationally by Hepatitis Australia and rolled out at local level by Hepatitis Australia member and partner organisations.
Australia is leading the way for a NOhep future. The focus for World Hepatitis Day in Australia is treatment; an important step on the road to elimination of viral hepatitis.
Effective viral hepatitis treatments are available in Australia. We encourage all Australians living with hepatitis B or hepatitis C to speak to their doctor about treatment options or call the national hepatitis info line 1800 437 222 for more information.