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World Hepatitis Day 2023

World Hepatitis Day takes places every year on July 28th, focusing attention on the vast impact of viral hepatitis infections globally. The five hepatitis viruses:  A, B, C, D, and E can be transmitted in different ways, affect various populations and have different health implications, causing both acute and chronic liver disease sometimes with symptoms only appearing once the disease is advanced. Some types of hepatitis are preventable through vaccination but low coverage of testing and treatment is an important gap to be addressed in order to achieve global elimination goals by 2030.

This annual observance is an opportunity to step up national and international efforts on hepatitis, to foster actions, engagement, and highlight the need for a greater global response. This year, under the theme "We’re not waiting," organizations around the world call to accelerate elimination efforts of viral hepatitis as well as addressing the current gaps on testing and treatment.

Join ISID to commemorate World Hepatitis Day to raise awareness on viral hepatitis issues and the efforts to support people engaged in its combat around the world. You can find some recent related content in our official journal, IJID Regions, reflecting work on different aspects from diverse world regions:

Be sure to read this blog post from one of ISID's Emerging Leaders, Tinsae Alemayehu


World Health Organization (WHO)

One life, one liver

You’ve only got one life, and you’ve only got one liver. Hepatitis can devastate both.


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