Global Alert and Response (GAR)

World Hepatitis Day, 28 July 2011

The first official WHO World Hepatitis Day was marked to increase the awareness and understanding of viral hepatitis and the diseases that it causes.

It provided an opportunity to focus on specific actions such as: strengthening prevention, screening and control of viral hepatitis and its related diseases; increasing hepatitis B vaccine coverage and integration into national immunization programmes; and coordinating a global response to hepatitis.