The global and Australian theme for World Hepatitis Day 2022 is “Hepatitis Can’t Wait”.
“Hepatitis Can’t Wait” brings together the World Hepatitis Alliance, World Health Organization and a global network of over 300 WHA members in nearly 100 countries. The campaign highlights the need to accelerate hepatitis B and hepatitis C elimination efforts, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alongside this, it also highlights the social injustice and inequity caused by the current lack of action on hepatitis elimination and focus on the positive action needed to get on track to meet our 2030 elimination goals.
The theme passionately demands urgent action from all stakeholders and the population. It aims to unite the global and national community to demand decision makers prioritise the elimination of viral hepatitis.