World Hepatitis Day, held on 28 July, is an international annual day observed by the United Nations and one of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) seven officially mandated global public health days.

World Hepatitis Day is an opportunity to step up national and international efforts on hepatitis, encourage actions and engagement by individuals, partners and the public and highlight the need for a greater global response as outlined in the WHO's Global hepatitis report of 2017. 

Internationally, branding and activities are delivered and coordinated by both the World Health Organization and the World Hepatitis Alliance, with over 160 countries delivering activities worldwide.

With a person dying every 30 seconds from a hepatitis related illness – even in the current COVID-19 crisis – we can’t wait to act on viral hepatitis.

In Australia for 2021 we have adopted the global theme of Hep Can't Wait! 

An Australia World Hepatitis Day website has been established were you can access the campaign material to share on social media, learn a little more about hepatitis B and hepatitis C or download the factsheet with the latest stats. You can also find out what events may be happening online or near you. 

In the lead up to World Hepatitis Day on 28 July, Hepatitis Australia is collaborating with many other Australian organisations, research institutes and professional bodies to provide invaluable insights in the hepatitis B and hepatitis C in Australia, with a focus on reaching the elimination of hepatitis B and hepatitis C as public health concerns.  You can see the organisation involved on the Australian World Hepatitis Day website

Download the Australian World Hepatitis Day 2021 Factsheet here

Page Updated: 19 July 2021