28 July Is World Hepatitis Day

Today, 28 July, we all observe World Hepatitis Day under the theme Hepatitis: Think Again.

All across the world, World Hepatitis Day is our chance to call for a change in attitude to viral hepatitis.

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Viral hepatitis kills 1.5 million people worldwide each year. That’s as many people as HIV / AIDS.

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 governments action.

To take part this is what you can do according to the official website:

THIS YEAR, WE’RE ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO THINK AGAIN ABOUT VIRAL HEPATITIS.

To do this, we want you to send in pictures that have made you think twice, they might be a face in an object, a shape in a cloud, a riddle, visual puzzles, anything which has challenged you to think again.

If you’re on Facebook or Twitter, join our Thunderclap to send out a World Hepatitis Day post or tweet on the 28th July to add your voice to the movement. The hashtag is #thinkhepatitis.

For more information go to http://www.worldhepatitisday.org/

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