World Hepatitis Day 2021 Theme, Quotes, Slogans, Poster, Images, Drawing & Awareness about Hepatitis:
World Hepatitis Day, observed on July 28 every year, aims to raise global awareness of hepatitis — a group of infectious diseases known as Hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E — and encourage prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Hepatitis affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide, causing acute and chronic disease and killing close to 1.34 million people every year.
Hepatitis causes liver diseases and can also kill a person.In some countries hepatitis B is commonest cause of cirrhosis and may also cause liver cancer(HCC)
World Hepatitis Day is one of 11 official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO), along with World Health Day, World Chagas Disease Day, World Blood Donor Day, World Malaria Day, World Immunization Week, World Tuberculosis Day, World No Tobacco Day, World Patient Safety Day, World Antimicrobial Awareness Week and World AIDS Day.
World Hepatitis Day provides an opportunity to focus on actions such as:
- Raising awareness of the different forms of hepatitis and how they are transmitted;
- Strengthening prevention, screening and control of viral hepatitis and its related diseases;
- Increasing hepatitis B vaccine coverage and integration into national immunization programmes; and
- Coordinating a global response to hepatitis.
Each year focuses on a specific theme. The list of themes is as follows:
- 2011: Hepatitis affects everyone, everywhere. Know it. Confront it. Confront her.
- 2012: It’s closer than you think.
- 2013: More must be done to stop this silent killer.
- 2014: Hepatitis: Think Again
- 2015: Prevention of viral Hepatitis. Act now.
- 2016: Know Hepatitis-Act now.
- 2017: Eliminate Hepatities.
- 2018: Test. Treat. Hepatitis.
- 2019: Invest in eliminating hepatitis.
- 2020: Hepatitis Free Future.
World Hepatitis Day is now recognised in over 100 countries each year through events such as free screenings, poster campaigns, demonstrations, concerts, talk shows, flash mobs and vaccination drives, amongst many others.Each year a report is published by the WHO and the World Hepatitis Alliance detailing all the events across the world.