World Hepatitis Day 2020
On July 28 every year, World Hepatitis Day(WHD) is observed to raise global awareness of hepatitis. Hepatitis causes liver diseases and can also kill a person. It is a group of infectious diseases known as Hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E — and encourage prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Worldwide, 290 million people are living with viral hepatitis, on 28 July, World Hepatitis Day(WHD) organization, call on people from across the world to take action and raise awareness to find the “missing millions”. The date of 28 July was chosen for World Hepatitis Day in honour of the birthday of Nobel Laureate Professor Baruch Samuel Blumberg, discoverer of the hepatitis B virus.
(Info. based on worldhepatitisday.org)
What is Hepatitis:
Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver tissue. There are 5 main hepatitis viruses, referred to as types A, B, C, D, and E. These 5 types are of greatest concern because of the burden of illness and death they cause and the potential for outbreaks and epidemic spread. In particular, types B and C are the most common cause of liver cirrhosis and cancer, Hepatitis A and E are typically caused by the ingestion of contaminated food or water, Hepatitis B, C, and D usually exposed to infected blood and body fluids.
World Hepatitis Day 2020:
Each year on 28 July, World Hepatitis Day is observed to enhance awareness of viral hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver that causes a range of health problems, including liver cancer. This year’s World Hepatitis Day 2020 theme is “Hepatitis-free future,” with a strong focus on preventing hepatitis B among mothers and newborns. On 28 July, WHO will publish new recommendations on the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of the virus.
(Info. based on WHO )
World Hepatitis Day past Year Themes:
- 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 – “Prevent Hepatitis: It’s up to you’”
- 2016 – “Know hepatitis – Act now.”
- 2017 – “Eliminate Hepatitis”
- 2018 – “Test. Treat. Hepatitis”
- 2019 – “Invest in eliminating Hepatitis”
- 2020 – “Hepatitis-free future,”
World Hepatitis Day 2020 Wishes and Status Pictures to share on Social Media.
On 28 July, World Hepatitis Day gets engaged with World Hepatitis Day 2020 campaigns to help in raising awareness about viral hepatitis and make an impact. Get social with #WorldHepatitisDay and share the best World Hepatitis Day 2020 Wishes and Status Pictures on WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to take action and raise awareness to find the “missing millions”.
World Hepatitis Day (WHD) is a day for the world’s hepatitis community to unite and make our voices heard. It’s a day to celebrate the progress we have made and to meet the current challenges. It’s also an opportunity for us to increase awareness and encourage a real political change to jointly facilitate prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.