World Hepatitis Day 2022

With a person dying every 30 seconds from a hepatitis related illness – we can’t wait to act on viral hepatitis.

World Hepatitis Day is on 28 July, and this year the theme is ‘I Can’t Wait’.

The campaign video “I Can’t Wait” shows people from across the world, from Thailand to Uganda, telling us why they can’t wait for a world without hepatitis.

About the campaign

The campaign will highlight the need to accelerate the fight against viral hepatitis and the importance of testing and treatment for the real people who need it. It will amplify the voices of people affected by viral hepatitis calling for immediate action and the end of stigma and discrimination.

Alongside this, it will also highlight 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 campaign will bring WHA and our global network of 318 members in 100 countries together to lead the campaign internationally to eliminate hepatitis by 2030.

Get involved

Whether you have one minute or an hour, there are plenty of ways you can get involved in World Hepatitis Day to make sure that the world knows that Hepatitis Can’t Wait!

Join our virtual global relay by submitting a 30 second video explaining what the elimination of viral hepatitis means to you.

Point to the time to show the urgent need for action on viral hepatitis. 

Download our campaign materials to raise awareness!

We can’t wait for a world without hepatitis, together we can make it happen.