Worldwide 400 million people are living with hepatitis B or C. Every year 1.4 million people die from viral hepatitis and yet all of these deaths could be prevented. With better awareness and understanding of how we can prevent hepatitis we can eliminate this disease and save 4,000 lives a day.
That is why in 2010 the World Health Organization made World Hepatitis Day one of only 4 official disease-specific world health days, to be celebrated each year on the 28th July. Millions of people across the world now take part in World Hepatitis Day, to raise awareness about viral hepatitis, and to call for access to treatment, better prevention programs and government action.
We’re asking 4,000 people to stand up and be counted in the quest to raise awareness of viral hepatitis. You can provide a voice for the 4,000 lives that will be lost on World Hepatitis Day this year. Together your voices become a powerful symbol for the need for action to prevent future deaths.
Simply tweet using the hashtag #4000voices or upload an image to contribute your Twitter avatar or photo to our collage and use to your voice to call for action.
From the Forums: Finished 12 weeks of Harvoni six months ago and still not feeling good https://t.co/O0CufDJaRM #hepatitis
#Hepatitis news: Prevalence of HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C in people with severe mental illness https://t.co/CmGDhas4Zv #pathogenposse
The @MoHFW_INDIA in collaboration with @UNICEF launched a media campaign to make #India #hepatitis B #virus free by the next decade.
From the Forums: Pros and Cons of Alkaline Diet while on Harvoni? https://t.co/kPkDs9euDK #hepatitis
One-Step Test for #Hepatitis C Virus Infection Developed by UC Irvine Health Researchers #Liver15 https://t.co/ns0JXb92vY
Poor Results for New Syringe Designed to Curb #HepC Spread https://t.co/A0DahxBpnf #hepatitis #HCV
W #news #queen Rita Cosby of #wabc @ sushi roxx where I didn't eat raw #fish due to #hepatitis A… https://t.co/OUR2ZBYksw
From the Forums: What are the standard end of #hepatitis C treatment blood tests? https://t.co/qTBWwZobh7
@SrBachchan Admire your guts to talk about it openly and spread awareness about #hepatitis! You won all our respect sir! :)
Chronic #Hepatitis B & assoc liver #cancer in Asians/Pacific Islanders is a serious health disparity in U.S.> https://t.co/mvtWRFWAJU #HepB
Read the latest news about #HIV & #hepatitis #HCV Chttp://paper.li/DR_tweetUK/1423300740?edition_id=50ea29d0-9323-11e5-a552...