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World Hepatitis Day 2020: Hepatitis - a virus we can eliminate

  

World Hepatitis Day (WHD) on 28 July is one of only nine International Health days highlighted by the World Health Organisation and partners across the globe.

  • WHD highlights the urgent action needed by governments, health and community workers and the public 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.
  • Hepatitis Victoria works 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.   

Further information 

Victorian Government hepatitis B and C strategies 

For any enquiries about World Hepatitis Day email the team or call (03) 9380 4644. 

 

Other World Hepatitis Day campaigns 

Across Australia | Globally

**The date of 28 July was chosen for World Hepatitis Day (WHD) in honour of the birthday of Nobel Laureate Professor Baruch Samuel Blumberg, discoverer of the hepatitis B virus and developer of the first hepatitis B vaccine based on research of the Australia antigen.