November 30, 2023

Every year on July 28, World Hepatitis Day (WHD) is observed to raise awareness about viral hepatitis.

As per World Health Organization (WHO), viral hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that can cause severe liver disease and hepatocellular cancer. Every 30 seconds, a person dies due to hepatitis illness, added WHO.

On World Hepatitis Day 2021, WHO will host a Global Talk Show to provide a platform for global, national, and regional leaders, policymakers, and stakeholders for discussing action plans to eliminate hepatitis by 2030

World Hepatitis Day 2021: Theme

‘Hepatitis can’t wait’ is the theme of World Hepatitis Day 2021.

  • This year, the theme ‘Hepatitis can’t wait’aims at highlighting the urgent efforts required to eliminate hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030.
  • As per WHO, with a person dying every 30 seconds due to a hepatitis-related illness, even with the on-going COVID-19 crisis, we cannot wait to act to eliminate hepatitis
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