World Hepatitis Day, 28 July 2017

World Hepatitis Day

Eliminate hepatitis

5 July 2017 -- The World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, is an opportunity to add momentum to all efforts to implement the WHO's global health sector strategy on hepatitis for 2016-2021 and help countries achieve the final goal - to eliminate hepatitis. The World Hepatitis Day activities are designed to: showcase emerging national responses to hepatitis in heavy burden countries; to encourage actions and engagement by individuals, partners and the public.

World Health Assembly prize ceremony 2017

Country champions for hepatitis gain recognition on the world’s health stage

May 2017 -- During the World Health Assembly 2017, two prizes, established in the name of eminent health professionals, were presented for lifelong contributions to the fight against hepatitis. The 2017 Sasakawa Health Prize went to Dr Rinchin Arslan from Mongolia , and the United Arab Emirates Health Foundation Prize went to Professor Lô Boubou Baïdy, of Mauritania.

fact buffet

325 million325 million people were living with chronic hepatitis infections worldwide in 2015.

Fact sheet on hepatitis B

1.34 million1.34 million people died of hepatitis in 2015 globally.

Global strategy on hepatitis 2016-2021

95% 95% of people with hepatitis C can be completely cured within 2-3 months.

Fact sheet on hepatitis C


Global strategy on hepatitis

Global health sector strategy on hepatitis 2016-2021

Goal: Eliminate viral hepatitis as a major public health threat by 2030. Target: Between 6 and 10 million infections are reduced to less than 1 million by 2030.

Make injections safe

Communication, awareness raising and educational tools

Injection safety - a key factor in preventing the transmission of hepatitis and HIV