World Hepatitis Day - 28 July
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World Hepatitis Day is observed globally on 28 July.
An Overview of the News
Its main objective is to raise awareness and drive meaningful change about the global burden of viral hepatitis, which causes liver inflammation, chronic disease and liver cancer.
The theme for World Hepatitis Day 2023 is 'We are not waiting'.
On July 28, World Hepatitis Day urges people around the world to take immediate action because hepatitis cannot wait.
Its ultimate goal is to bring about a real change in policies, practices and public perception about hepatitis.
History of World Hepatitis Day
The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a campaign to make the world free of hepatitis.
The World Hepatitis Alliance was established in 2007.
The first community-organised World Hepatitis Day was observed in 2008.
The date of 28 July was chosen because it is the birthday of Nobel-prize winning scientist Dr. Baruch Blumberg.
Dr. Baruch Blumberg discovered the hepatitis B virus in 1967.
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