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World Hepatitis Day is celebrated every year on the 28th of July to raise awareness about hepatitis, a group of infectious diseases that attack the liver and affect people all over the globe. The day also promotes testing and prevention for all five types of the disease: A, B, C, D and E. The date of 28 July was chosen because it is the birthday of Nobel-prize winning scientist Dr Baruch Blumberg, who discovered hepatitis B virus (HBV) and developed a diagnostic test and vaccine for the virus. 

The theme for World Hepatitis Day 2022 is ‘I Can’t Wait’ which highlight the need to accelerate the fight against viral Hepatitis and the importance of testing and treatment for the real people who need it. The campaign will amplify the voices of people affected by viral hepatitis calling for immediate action and the end of stigma and discrimination.

Don’t wait. Get tested.

 

Sources derived from https://www.worldhepatitisday.org/

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