World Hepatitis Day
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.
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.