We aim to raise awareness of viral hepatitis and liver disease, including taking action with the Victorian community, around the country and globally to eliminate hepatitis by 2030 and combat liver disease.
World Hepatitis Day – July 28
On 28 July 2011 was declared World Hepatitis Day (WHD) – one of nine urgent International Health days highlighted by the World Health Organisation and partners across the globe:
- WHD highlights the urgent action needed by governments, health workers and the community to prevent deaths from viral hepatitis through eliminating hepatitis B and C by 2030.
- Across the country and globally we need to continue to raise awareness and reduce the stigma and discrimination of the condition which affects close to 500,000 Australians.
- We work with a range of partners to host events, including events for the general public, researchers, scientists and clinicians and “at risk communities” where the prevalence of viral hepatitis is high.
World Liver Day – April 19
Did you know?
- Your liver is your largest internal organ, performing up to 500 functions to keep you healthy.
- More than six million Australians are or have been affected by liver disease.
- More than 7,000 Australians die each year from chronic liver disease.
Improve your liver health
Check out our tips for Eating Well, Getting Active, Feeling Well and being Drink Aware.
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