World hepatitis day is aimed to raise awareness of the viral disease of hepatitis and its harmful forms known as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis D, and Hepatitis E. World Hepatitis Day also focuses upon the control and prevention of this viral disease through precautions and medicines. Hepatitis is a main cause of liver diseases including liver cancer. Millions of people across the world are victims of this disease and are unaware about it, insufficient health services and vaccines of Hepatitis are a basic cause of transmission of this viral disease. Every year on 28 July, World Hepatitis Day provides an opportunity to raise campaigns about Hepatitis.
World Hepatitis Day Theme 2020
Hepatitis Free Future
This theme of world hepatitis day 2020 urges upon the elimination of hepatitis particularly in pregnant women and their nascent babies.World Health Organization (WHO) is stressing upon all countries to make collective efforts to free the world from this viral disease by 2030. WHO recommends that all pregnant women should be regularly tested for Hepatitis B and their new born babies must be vaccinated against this epidemic. WHO also prescribes that timely testing and treatment of Hepatitis can prevent the liver diseases, all essential treatment services of Hepatitis should remain available and continue during the Pandemic COVID-19.
World Hepatitis Day Previous Years Themes
World Hepatitis Day Theme 2011:
Hepatitis affects everyone, everywhere. Know it. Confront it. Confront her.
World Hepatitis Day Theme 2012:
It’s closer than you think.
World Hepatitis Day Theme 2013:
More must be done to stop this silent killer.
World Hepatitis Day Theme 2014:
Hepatitis: Think Again
World Hepatitis Day Theme 2015:
Prevention of viral Hepatitis. Act now.
World Hepatitis Day Theme 2016:
Know Hepatitis-Act now.
World Hepatitis Day Theme 2017:
World Hepatitis Day Theme 2018:
Test. Treat. Hepatitis.
World Hepatitis Day Theme 2019:
Invest in eliminating hepatitis.