The World Hepatitis Day is coordinated by the World Hepatitis Alliance and is one of several WHO global public health days that take place annually.
“World Hepatitis Day (WHD) takes place every year on 28 July bringing the world together under a single theme to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change. In 2022 the theme is ‘I Can’t Wait’.” (World Hepatitis Alliance).
“Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, most commonly caused by a viral infection. There are five main hepatitis viruses, referred to as types A, B, C, D and E. These five types are of greatest concern because of the burden of illness and death they cause and the potential for outbreaks and epidemic spread.” (World Hepatitis Alliance).
“With a person dying every 30 seconds from a hepatitis related illness – we can’t wait to act on viral hepatitis.” (World Hepatitis Alliance).
You can use the library’s search tool Discover to find articles and books on aspects of Hepatitis and related subjects.
To find out more see: https://www.worldhepatitisday.org/
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