Viral hepatitis kills 1.5 million people worldwide each year.
That’s as many people as HIV / AIDS.


For the world's 8th biggest killer, viral hepatitis is remarkably neglected.

That's 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 governments action.

Watch the World Hepatitis Day video

The Campaign

This year, we're encouraging people to Think Again about viral hepatitis.

To do this, we want you to send in pictures that have made you think twice, they might be a face in an object, a shape in a cloud, a riddle, visual puzzles, anything which has challenged you to think again. 

If you want to take part in an event for World Hepatitis Day, you can find what's going on near you on our events page, or why don't you set up your own event and add it to our map. 

If you're on Facebook or Twitter, join our Thunderclap to send out a World Hepatitis Day post or tweet on the 28th July to add your voice to the movement, and you can share and like our page by clicking the links below.

Get involved

Three great ways to make a difference

Join the photo wall
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Social Media

Stay up to date with all of the great work around the world. #thinkhepatitis

8% Don’t Adhere to Sovaldi #Hepatitis C Treatment in CVS Study $GILD http://t.co/VVAejiSlWX

Priority for Liver Cancer Tests Should Go to Hep B-Positive Cirrhotics #hepatitis http://t.co/0EiFaQTq08

Hep Blogs: "Optimal Healing, Part Two: Nutrition" by Matt Starr @hepcsupport #hepatitis http://t.co/RSHKA2mVZm

#HepStories When James McGuffey's wife was diagnosed #hepatitis C, he used #climbing as a way to raise awareness. http://t.co/1C2BFNeypI

Hep Blogs: "The future is here, the Dragon Slayer nation rises!" by Joe Burke @IStrive2Thrive #hepatitis http://t.co/QNv2xLjZdw

#Hepatitis C support group ran up €250000 in travel expenses - Irish Independent http://t.co/eH9QT6BIT2

. @GriffinHospital stays silent on patients who may have been exposed to #hepatitis or HIV. My story on why. http://t.co/cbNECyRbBI

News: AusGov banks on $1bn+ over 4 years to pay for new #hepatitis C drug Sovaldi after PBAC rejected @GileadSciences' submission in July

Hep Blogs: "FDA Approves New Hep C Combo, Gilead's Harvoni (Ledipasvir/Sovaldi)" by @ConnieMWelch #hepatitis $GILD http://t.co/0gQaRBqz5X

#Hepatitis news: Harvoni® (ledipasvir/sofosbuvir) approved for the treatment of chronic hepatit... http://t.co/jH2dfcQMUx #pathogenposse

Core-Antigen Tests Reliably Detect Acute #Hepatitis C in People With #HIV http://t.co/6UpRVt7rrO

RT @CHIPO_HBV RT@HepB_EdBC: #DYN 1-in-4 chronic #Hepatitis B carriers will develop liver disease & >50% of #liver #cancer was caused by #HBV