Launch of World Hepatitis Day 2016 website and materials

29 Apr 2016 Tara Farrell

It’s that time of the year again! We are delighted to announce that the World Hepatitis Day 2016 (WHD2016) website is now available with a full set of translated resources and materials.

2016 is set to be a landmark year in the field of hepatitis with the expected adoption of the WHO Global Health Sector Strategy on Viral Hepatitis in May, which includes a goal of eliminating viral hepatitis by 2030.

To mark this milestone, the theme of WHD2016 is elimination, which can be used in various forms. To achieve elimination by 2030 you need greater awareness, increased diagnosis, better access etc. This means every activity that addresses viral hepatitis is a step towards elimination. In other words, no matter what your plans are to mark WHD, be it a rally or press briefing or screening events, they can all come under the theme of elimination.

To celebrate the theme, we are launching the first ever global elimination movement for viral hepatitis on WHD, NOhep. This is a historic moment in the field of hepatitis which we invite you to celebrate with us on WHD. You can find out how in the WHD Toolkit.

We also encourage you to make the most of the materials available which include posters, toolkits, infographics, postcards, logos, banners and more, all free to download and use to help promote your activities and raise awareness about hepatitis. Don’t forget to use the customisable poster tool where you can make your own WHD posters.

There are so many ways to be a part of World Hepatitis Day 2016, please see below a couple of suggestions:

1.Sign-up to NOhep.org

We’re asking people to commit to making the elimination of viral hepatitis our next greatest achievement. Sign up to the movement to get involved and be counted in the quest to eliminate hepatitis. Don’t forget to use #NOhep in all your social media posts in the lead up and during WHD.

2.Add the NOhep logo to your materials

By adding the NOhep logo to your materials you are supporting elimination. Like with the red ribbon, the more we use a signal logo, the more that hepatitis will be recognised amongst governments and the general public.  

3.Hosting a World Hepatitis Day event? Let us know!

Holding an event on World Hepatitis Day is a great way to attract media attention and raise awareness about hepatitis. If you’re planning to hold an event, list your event here to let people know how you are helping eliminate viral hepatitis.

If you want to find out more about WHD2016 and the launch of NOhep, join us for special webinar on 9 May at 2pm BST. Register here. A recording will also be made available.

For more information visit the World Hepatitis Day website. We want this year’s campaign to be the biggest yet so get in touch if you have any questions or need any more information.