World Hepatitis Day 2021

World Hepatitis Day is observed each year on 28 July to raise awareness of viral hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver that causes severe liver disease and hepatocellular cancer. This year’s theme is “Hepatitis Can’t Wait”. With a person dying every 30 seconds from a hepatitis related illness – even in the current COVID-19 crisis – we can’t wait to act on viral hepatitis. There are five main strains of the hepatitis virus – A, B, C, D, and E. Hepatitis B and C are the most common, and together result in 1.1 million deaths and 3 million new infections per year.

Some of the WHD2021 events FIND is participating in:

  • Read more about World Hepatitis Day 2021 here