Wednesday 29 June, 2016 13.00 EDT
World Hepatitis Day
- What is World Hepatitis Day?
- World Hepatitis Day in Canada
- 10 things to know if you work with people living with, or at risk for, Hep C
- Hepatitis C Key Messages
What is World Hepatitis Day?
World Hepatitis Day is an international event focused on raising awareness about viral hepatitis and influencing real change in disease prevention and access to testing and treatment.
The first World Hepatitis Day was held in 2008. In July 2010, the World Health Organization endorsed July 28th as an official global health awareness day in honor of hepatitis. The World Hepatitis Alliance coordinates World Hepatitis Day internationally.
Today, about 500 million people worldwide – one in 12 – are living with chronic viral hepatitis B or hepatitis C. In Canada, an estimated 600,000 people have viral hepatitis, with many unaware of their status.
10 things to know if you work with people living with, or at risk for, Hep C
In the past year, the options for hepatitis C (Hep C) treatment in Canada have improved dramatically, changing the landscape of Hep C care across the country.
Here is a quick snapshot of some of the key things to know about Hep C testing, care and treatment.
World Hepatitis Day in Canada
The Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH) coordinates World Hepatitis Day activities in Canada. Visit World Hepatitis Day Canada.
Hepatitis C Key Messages
Hepatitis C in Canada
Resources available from the CATIE Ordering Centre
World Hepatitis Day Suggested Resources – recommended educational resources to develop your own campaign activities
A timeline highlighting milestones in the history of hepatitis C.