World Hepatitis Day takes places every year on 28 July and brings the world together under a single theme to raise awareness of viral hepatitis and to influence real change. WHD unites patient organisations, governments, medical professionals, civil society, industry and the general public to increase the global profile of viral hepatitis.
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. So, it is very necessary to eradicate the problems of liver and other body organs to live healthy live as well as making world, a disease free world. This article is a small and great message to everyone to be aware about the hepatitis.
The theme of the world hepatitis day 2017 is ‘Eliminate hepatitis’.
Why this day is important
Viral hepatitis is one of the leading cause of death entirely the whole world. Together, hepatitis B and hepatitis C cause 80% of liver cancer cases in the world. This does not exist in one location, it is a truly global widespread that can affect thousands of people without them being aware about this. With the availability of vaccines and treatment for hepatitis B and a cure for hepatitis C. we can eliminate the viral hepatitis but the knowledge and awareness of regarding this is also necessary to reduce the percentage of risk.
ELIMINATE HEPATITIS is a simple call to action that everyone can get behind. Regardless of your priorities, the theme can be easily adapted for local use to achieve elimination, greater awareness, increased diagnosis and key interventions including vaccination, blood and injection safety, harm reduction and treatment are all needed. Every activity that addresses viral hepatitis is a step towards eliminating it.