World Hepatitis Day 2018

World Hepatitis Day 2018

9 out of 10 people living with viral hepatitis are unaware.

Join us on World Hepatitis Day 2018 to Find the Missing Millions. 

Out of the 325 million people living with viral hepatitis globally, upward of 290 million (that’s 9 in 10!) are living with hepatitis B or hepatitis C without knowing. Unless there is a massive scale-up in screening, diagnosis and linkage to care, more people will become infected and lives will continue to be lost. 

On WHD, we are launching “Find the Missing Millions” a three-year global awareness-raising and advocacy campaign aimed at tackling the main barriers to diagnosis by putting civil society organisations and the affected community at the heart of the solution. All of which will contribute towards progressing WHO’s elimination target of a 30% diagnosis rate by 2020. Find out more about the campaign here.

Join us on World Hepatitis Day 2018 in the quest to Find the Missing Millions. Sign up here.

World Hepatitis Day 2018 Theme: Eliminate Hepatitis

In 2016, 194 governments adopted WHO’s Global Strategy on Viral Hepatitis, which includes a goal of eliminating hepatitis B and C by 2030, yet only a handful of countries are on track to meet these targets.

We are at a critical juncture. Unless we take action now, our chance to eliminate a cancer-causing illness will be missed. On WHD 2018, we are calling on all individuals and organisations to unite under the theme of “Eliminate Hepatitis” to drive action, build momentum and hold governments accountable. Because only together can we eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030.

World Hepatitis Day 2018 Campaign: Find the Missing Millions

No one should have to live with viral hepatitis without knowing. Yet, globally more than 290 million men, women and children do. Unless there is a massive scale-up in screening, diagnosis and linkage to care, more people will become infected and lives will continue to be lost.

The World Hepatitis Alliance’s (WHA) global campaign – Find the Missing Millions – is a three-year global awareness-raising and advocacy campaign aimed at tackling the main barriers to diagnosis by putting civil society organisations and the affected community at the heart of the solution. 

Find out more about the campaign here.

World Hepatitis Day 2018 Webinar

To celebrate the launch of the World Hepatitis Day 2018 (WHD) campaign, Find the Missing Millions, the World Hepatitis Alliance hosted a webinar to explain more about campaign and materials. In this recording of the webinar, you will also hear more about Find the Missing Millions, a global campaign to raise awareness of viral hepatitis, increase testing both at individual and policy level and improve linkage to care. The webinar provides tips and tricks on how to make the biggest impact on World Hepatitis Day and provides inspiration for your own WHD activities.