World Hepatitis Day : Prevent Hepatitis, It’s up to you

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World Hepatitis Day

Hepatitis is a most serious health disorder of an important body organ called liver. Without liver or liver with any chronic disease, one cannot imagine his/her healthy life. There are many people who are suffering from many types of Hepatitis Diseases like A, B, C, D and E by which every people suffered from many symptoms as per the Category of the Disease.

So, it is very necessary to eliminate the problems of liver to live healthy life as well as making a disease free world. World Hepatitis Day highlights the importance of safeguarding yourself from hepatitis - A,B,C,D,E. World Hepatitis Day (WHD) takes places every year on 28 July and brings the world together under a single theme to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change. This day aims to encourage people to prevent, diagnose and treat hepatitis and its deadly types.

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 ld Hepatitis Day : Message and Objectives



A bigger concern is that most people infected with the virus are unaware. A staggering 95% of people infected with chronic hepatitis do not know they are infected and therefore, succumb to liver cirrhosis or liver cancer. One reason for this is because people can live without symptoms for many years and when they find out they have hepatitis, it is often too late for treatment to be fully effective. As a result, liver damage leads to cirrhosis or liver cancer. World Hepatitis Day provides an opportunity to focus on specific actions, such as :


• To enhance the awareness about comprehensive care and treatment of people suffering from hepatitis.
• Strengthening prevention, screening and control of viral hepatitis and its related diseases.
• To increase public awareness about the risk factors, remove social stigma and promote for early testing.
• To expand the educational areas for immunization, diagnosis and control.
• To promote various health and governments organizations worldwide for their active involvement in the event to create new strategies against hepatitis.
• To get global response of the people in order to implement some solid steps towards the hepatitis.

How to Celebrate World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day is celebrated in over 100 countries each year through events such as free screenings, poster campaigns, demonstrations, concerts, talk shows, flash mobs, vaccination drives, increasing awareness through social media websites, newspapers, diet education, art exhibition, discussion on health care topics, speech, sports and so many. Take part in seminars near your home and interact with people helping them out to deal with Hepatitis. It is you who can make a change on this wonderful day.

Let’s join hands and eliminate hepatitis for a healthier world to live in.