World Hepatitis Day is celebrated every year on 28th July around the world to spread awareness about viral hepatitis.
World Hepatitis Day observance aims to encourage diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of Hepatitis.
World Hepatitis Day also aims to provide a single global platform to raise awareness about hepatitis and influence real change in disease prevention, testing, and treatment.
World Hepatitis Day 2019, this year theme is “Find The Missing Millions“.
World Hepatitis Day 2019 theme focuses on Support scale-up of hepatitis prevention, testing, treatment, and care services, with a specific focus on promoting WHO treatment and testing recommendations.
World Hepatitis Day was first observed in 2010. It is one of the 8 official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO).
The WHO chose the date 28 July as World Hepatitis Day, to mark the birth anniversary of Professor Baruch Blumberg who had discovered the hepatitis B virus. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1976) for this discovery.