World Hepatitis Day 2015 Summary Report - World Hepatitis Alliance

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NB: WHA member organisations, government bodies and WHO Country Offices are highlighted throughout the report



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Executive Summary On July 28 World Hepatitis Day (WHD) brings the world together to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change in disease prevention and access to testing, treatment and care. One of just four disease-specific global awareness days officially endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO), WHD unites patient organisations, governments and the general public to drastically boost the global profile of viral hepatitis. The fifth official WHD took place on July 28 2015 along the theme of ‘Prevent hepatitis: It’s up to you’. Once again the impact of WHD grew substantially this year, with 159 countries taking part across the globe and 86 national governments commemorating the day.

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With over 900 events held worldwide, WHD 2015 was marked with screening and vaccination drives, public seminars, press briefings, marches, health fairs as well as more unusual events such as rock concerts, balloon releases and the illumination of well-known landmarks. Throughout the world the day was supported by heads of state, ministers, celebrities, private corporations, civil society organisations, the media and the general public. In every region of the world, participation was high and each WHO Regional Office supported the day, issuing statements and attending events to highlight the importance of preventing hepatitis. This report celebrates the succes