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.
#Hepatitis B, #hepatitis C virus and #HIV infection in undocumented migrants and refugees in Italy @Eurosurveillanc http://t.co/eX3GgTPQDA
my name is Mubarak from Ghana In West Africa. i have been infected and I dont know how.. pls I really need your help..
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@RaqPeck Thanks to the entire @Hep_Alliance team for a wonderful Summit - Well begun is half done - its time to implement the simulation now
#Hepatitis merupakan silent disease karena sudah menimbulkan kerusakan hati penderita tidak merasakan gejala apapun
"@MedlinePlusEsp: Estudio: Daño al hígado por #hepatitis C más común de lo que se pensaba http://t.co/rQVpSpTSsI"
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World #Hepatitis Summit starts today with special focus on to eliminate viral hepatitis http://t.co/wxit185RrF @WHO @Hep_Alliance
Kenali bahaya penyakit #hepatitis sedini mungkin #pekanperdulihepatitis
From the Forums: Double genotype story - I have two genotypes (1b and 4) http://t.co/HeIdeB4GoO #hepatitis