World Hepatitis Day, held on 28 July each year, 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.

In Australia, World Hepatitis Day is coordinated by Hepatitis Australia to raise awareness and promote action on viral hepatitis. 

2022 Australian World Hepatitis Day on-demand events 

Webinar: Family is complicated: Supporting families and people living with HIV, hepatitis C, or hepatitis B

The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society's July Research and Practice Seminar, in conjunction with World Hepatitis Day 2022, UNSW's Anthony KJ Smith, Christy Newman and Kerryn Drysdale explore the ways that family complexity and family inclusion affects people living with blood-borne virus in terms of stigma, education, care and broader life.

Webinar on The changing legal needs of people with Blood-Borne Viruses

Clinicians, support workers, peers and lawyers are often asked to support individuals living with a blood-borne virus through various legal processes, but what do these legal needs look like? How are they changing over time? What impacts do these legal needs have on people with blood-borne viruses, and which are their highest priorities?

Join ASHM, HALC, UTS Law, Hepatitis Australia and NAPWHA to learn more about the changing legal needs of people living with blood-borne viruses in Australia.

Hepatitis free by 2030: Elimination is a human right: Burnet Institute

A rights-based approach was the recurring theme of Burnet Institute’s World Hepatitis Day webinar ‘Hep Free by 2030: Elimination is a human right’ held on Monday, 25 July 2022.

The event brought together experts and peers from Burnet, Hepatitis SA, La Trobe University, the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health, Queensland Injectors Health Network and Harm Reduction Victoria to discuss what a rights-based approach involves, how it’s helping in our efforts to eliminate hepatitis C and the ‘It’s Your Right’ public health campaign.

Hepatitis B and hepatitis C: New contributions from social research

Seminar presented by Loren Brener, Timothy Broady, Carla Treloar, Jake Rance and chaired by Joanne Bryant for the UNSW Centre for Social Research in Health on 26 July 2022.

World Hepatitis Day 2022 - Mothers & babies can’t wait – fighting mother-to-child transmission

This discussion launched the WHA's whitepaper on PMTCT which outlines the human impact of mother-to-child transmission and includes policy recommendations.

Chair: Dr Su Wang, Medical Director, Center for Asian Health & Viral Hepatitis Programs at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center-RWJBarnabas Health, Past-President World Hepatitis Alliance

Panellists: -Dr Olufunmilayo Lesi, Viral Hepatitis Team Lead, Global HIV, Hepatitis and STIs Programmes World Health Organization -Dr Giuseppe Indolfi, Professor of paediatrics, University of Florence -Nafisa Yussf, Social Researcher and Project Manager at the WHO Collaborating Centre for Viral Hepatitis, The Peter Doherty Institute -Bisi Bright, Consultant Clinical Pharmacist, Lecturer and Public Health Manager; Vice Chairman and CEO of LiveWell Initiative -Marinela Debu, President of the Romanian Liver Patients Association (APAH-RO), advocates for patients' rights, and mother of two.

Strategies to find, test, and treat people living with hep C in Australia

For World Hepatitis Day, this special event included presentations from the Kirby Institute; Hepatitis Australia; Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM); and Burnet Institute on efforts to help find, test, and treat people living with hepatitis C in Australia. The seminar included a panel discussion on the key requirements that are needed to facilitate hepatitis C elimination as we approach 2030.

LiverBetterLife Riverland Roadshow

Hepatitis SA's LiverBetterLife Riverland Roadshow is a campaign pushing for micro-elimination of hepatitis C in the Riverland region. The campaign includes GP and pharmacist education and a series of testing clinics in local pharmacies close to local communities.

Hepatitis C Rapid Testing Demo

Hepatitis SA's demo video shows the testing process including pre-counselling and the actual testing process.

Looking after your liver with Jonty Bush - MP for Cooper

Recently Hepatitis Queensland paid a visit to Jonty Bush to talk all things liver health and hepatitis. Jonty had her liver scanned by our Outreach nurse Jeanette. Watch the video to find out the results!