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World Hepatitis Day, held on 28 July, is an international annual day observed by the United Nations and one of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) nine officially mandated global public health days.

World Hepatitis Day is an opportunity to step up national and international efforts on hepatitis, encourage actions and engagement by individuals, partners and the public and highlight the need for a greater global response as outlined in the WHO's Global hepatitis report of 2017.

Internationally, branding and activities are delivered and coordinated by both the World Health Organization and the World Hepatitis Alliance, with over 160 countries delivering activities worldwide.

World Hepatitis Alliance

The World Hepatitis Alliance leads the global fight against viral hepatitis, one of the leading causes of death worldwide. They are a global patient-led and patient-driven not-for-profit organisation with over 290 members in 94 countries. Their mission is to harness the power of people living with viral hepatitis to achieve its elimination.

You can visit the global World Hepatitis Day site here:

World Hepatitis Day in Australia

In Australia, World Hepatitis Day is coordinated by the national peak body Hepatitis Australia to raise awareness and promote action on viral hepatitis. Hepatitis Australia’s vision is to see an end to viral hepatitis in Australia.

The aim for World Hepatitis Day 2022 in Australia is to mobilise action on the elimination of viral hepatitis in Australia supported by national coordination.