WORLD HEPATITIS DAY 2020: Towards a ”Hepatitis-free Future”

World Hepatitis Day is commemorated each year on 28 July to enhance awareness of viral hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver that causes a range of health problems, including liver cancer.

There are five main strains of the hepatitis virus – A, B, C, D and E. Together, Hepatitis B and C are the most common cause of deaths, with 1.4 million lives lost each year. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, viral hepatitis continues to claim thousands of lives every day.

This year’s theme is “Hepatitis-free future,” with a strong focus on preventing Hepatitis B (HBV) among mothers and newborns.

Read more about Hepatitis, the WHO & the World Hepatitis Alliance Campaign Materials & the Ways You Can Contribute to the Elimination of this Disease HERE

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