Introduction – World Hepatitis Day is observed annually on July 28 to spread awareness about the viral disease among common people across the world. The liver is an important organ in the human body that works is to filter the blood that is come from the digestive tract before passing its remaining parts of the human body. The main aim of this international day is to raise awareness about viral hepatitis which is an inflammation of the liver that causes severe liver disease with hepatocellular cancer. There are five main strains of hepatitis such as virus namely A, B, C, D, and E in which hepatitis B and C combined are one of the most common causes of death across the world. As per World Health Organization, there is around 354 million people are suffering from hepatitis B and C all around the world.
History – World Hepatitis Day is observed annually on July 28 every year to celebrate birthday and honor the work of Dr. Baruch Samuel Blumberg. In past, American Physician, Dr. Baruch Samuel Blumberg was a Nobel-Prize-winning scientist that discovered the severe or viral Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and also developed a vaccine with a diagnostic test for this virus.
Theme – The theme of World Hepatitis Day in the year 2022 is ‘’Bringing hepatitis care closer to you’’ which concentrates to spread awareness of the need to make hepatitis care more accessible across the world.
Significance – Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that can cause severe health problems in a person and lead to death. This international provides an opportunity to spread awareness about the severe disease hepatitis to common people and spread information about treatment worldwide. The main aim of this international day is to increase the hepatitis B and C vaccination rates among common people globally. This global day provides a chance to bring national leaders, communities, stakeholders, and policymakers to a common platform for discussing how to eliminate this infection across the world. The main goal of the World Health Organization (WHO) is to make the world free of hepatitis.