World Hepatitis Day (WHD) takes place every single year on 28 July. World Health Organization (WHO) brings the world together under a single theme to raise awareness of the global burden of hepatitis and to influence real change.

WHO schedules for the hepatitis community to unite. It is known as a day to celebrate progress we have made and to meet the current challenges. Hepatitis is a highly infectious disease which has its own group known as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis D and Hepatitis E. Hepatitis affects millions of people’s life. Hepatitis death rate is increasing day by day compared to tuberculosis and HIV. Hepatitis can be both short term and long term.

“I can’t wait” is the new campaign theme set for world Hepatitis pay. 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 vaccine for the virus.

On World Hepatitis Day, people are called from across the world to generate awareness and take action for Hepatitis because Hepatitis Can’t Wait. Thus, there is a great significance of celebration World Hepatitis day every year on 28 July.

Sikshika Lohani                                                                                                                                                                                      Grade: 9

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