World Hepatitis Day 2016
Global Summary Report
Eastern Mediterranean region
South-East Asia region
Western Pacific region
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NB: Given the vast number of events that took place on WHD, only WHA member organisations,
government bodies and WHO Country Offices are featured in this report.
Executive Summary On 28 July 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 boost the global profile of viral hepatitis. The sixth official WHD took place on 28 July 2016 with the theme of ELIMINATION. Once again the impact of WHD grew substantially this year, with 174 countries taking part across the globe and 106 national governments commemorating the day.
With over 1,100 events held worldwide, WHD 2016 was marked with screening and vaccination drives, public seminars, press briefings, marches, health fairs as well as more unusual events such as awarenessraising pop songs 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. WHD 2016 also signaled the start of something big – the launch of NOhep, a global movement to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030. The launch was a phenomenal success with the movement being celebrated in 77 countries across the globe. This report celebrates the success of WHD 2016 by showcasing the activities organised by World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) member organisations, national governments and WHO Regional and Country Offices and serves as an acknowledgement to all those who participated in the day. The report also spotlights key activities that launched NOhep and shows the true global reach of the movement.
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World Hepatitis Day 2016 in numbers Participation