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28
July 2022

World Hepatitis Day

Community events
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Thursday 28th July, 2022

About this event

World Hepatitis Day

Government, medical, and humanitarian organisations throughout the world unite on the 28th July to educate the public on the devastating effects of hepatitis.

Hepatitis sometimes doesn’t get the spotlight, but it kills over a million people per year - as many as AIDS or malaria. It is also the leading cause of liver cancer. What makes the disease even more serious, is that the vast majority of cases go undetected for a long time until significant liver disease develops or even death. People with hepatitis can also spread the disease to others long before they know they have it.

World Hepatitis Day is important because vaccines for both Hepatitis-B and Hepatitis-C are available, but not always in the right areas, and screening for hepatitis is not always affordable for the world’s poor.

The ultimate goal of World Hepatitis Day is to eliminate Hepatitis and raise widespread awareness.

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