World Hepatitis Day 2012
“It’s closer than you think” is the theme of this year’s World Hepatitis Day, which takes place on 28 July 2012.
The campaign focuses on raising awareness of the different forms of hepatitis: what they are and how they are transmitted; who is at risk; and the various methods of prevention and treatment.
Despite its staggering toll on health, hepatitis remains a group of diseases that are largely unknown, undiagnosed and untreated.
1.4 million estimated cases occur annuallyRead the fact sheet on hepatitis A
2 billionpeople (estimated) worldwide have been infected with the virusRead the fact sheet on hepatitis B
150 millionpeople are chronically infected with the virusRead the fact sheet on hepatitis C
- Prevention and control of viral hepatitis infection: framework for global action
- Hepatitis A, B, C, and E fact sheets
- Hepatitis A vaccination: part of plan for prevention and control of viral hepatitis
Position paper on hepatitis B vaccines
- Guidance on prevention of viral hepatitis B and C among people who inject drugs