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WORLD HEPATITIS DAY

When is World Hepatitis Day in 2019?

World Hepatitis Day in 2019 is on the Sunday, 28th of Jul (7/28/2019).

World Hepatitis Day is on the 209th day of 2019. There are 156 days left in the year.

World Hepatitis Day Facts

  • Date: Jul 28, 2019
  • International
  • Also Called: Hepatitis Day
  • Celebrations: Raising awareness about viral hepatitis through campaigns, concerts, rallies, news papers and social
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Observed on July 28th, World Hepatitis Day is a public health holiday aimed at spreading awareness about Hepatitis. Hepatitis affects the liver cells hence reducing the liver's performance. World Hepatitis Day CDC statistics show that Hepatitis infects hundreds of millions of people across the globe, causing about 1.4 million deaths to people who progress to chronic hepatitis infections.

There are five types of Hepatitis all caused by different viruses. They are Hepatitis A, B, C, D and E. Hepatitis A and E are short-term infections also known as acute infections. Hepatitis B, C, and D are chronic infections which may lead to life-threatening complications such as liver cancer, liver failure, cirrhosis, and many others.

Contamination of food with fecal matter usually causes hepatitis A. Hepatitis B is common in third world countries, but vaccines for type A and B are available. Hepatitis C is generally caused by the sharing of personal items like needles, injecting cosmetic substances, drugs, and steroids.

At the initial stages, most people do not develop obvious symptoms which may lead to some serious liver problems getting realized very late. Therefore, it's vital for the public to regularly test for Hepatitis since most people don't even know they have the infection.

History of World Hepatitis Day

The World Hepatitis Alliance established world Hepatitis Day in 2008. However, the day was still in observance as international Hepatitis C Awareness day by some patient groups.

The first World Hepatitis Day was observed on 19th May 2008. However, in 2010, the World Health Assembly adopted a resolution that moved the holiday to July 28th. This date was agreed on since it coincides with the birth date of Baruch Sammuel Blumberg. Baruch was an American physician believed to have discovered Hepatitis B in the 1960s. For his discovery of the virus and its vaccine, he won a Nobel Prize.

World Hepatitis awareness day was established to give new generations a better understanding of viral hepatitis. Today, World Hepatitis Day is honored in more than 100 countries and supported by different organizations.

How to Celebrate World Hepatitis Day?

The World Hepatitis Alliance and the UN often work with the local community groups to organize awareness campaigns, concerts, and rallies aimed at educating the public about Hepatitis. World Hepatitis Day information is usually broadcasted in newspapers, social media, and the WHO website.

You should participate in these World Hepatitis Day activities and events as a step towards eliminating this disease. You can wear a World Hepatitis Day ribbon or wristband to show your support for this brilliant day.

Another great way to mark this day is by getting yourself tested. The test requires a sample of your blood which is screened to detect the presence of the virus. Once you have done your analysis, encourage your family and friends to do the same.

Don't forget to take care of your liver. Eat and drink healthy. Some of the best foods to keep your liver in good condition include apples, lemons, avocados, garlic, turmeric and green veggies like collards, cabbage, broccoli, and chard. You can also clean your body of toxins by taking Detoxing herbs such as dandelion, milk thistle, and Burdock. Encourage others to perform the same via social media by using the hashtag #WorldHepatitisDay

The Significance of World Hepatitis Day

Hepatitis does not discriminate. It's not like tropical diseases that affect only specific regions in the world. People from all continents, races, and nationalities can contract hepatitis through sexual and blood contact. Therefore, the public needs education about the transmission and prevention of Hepatitis. It's worrying that 90% of people with Hepatitis actually don't even know they are infected.

World Hepatitis Day also reminds us of the enormous strides the medical field has made in treating Hepatitis. Today, there are vaccines to prevent Hepatitis A and B, and they can be administered to children at a young age. Hepatitis C is also easy to treat with advanced technology while type D and E have actually become very rare in the recent past.

World Hepatitis Alliance has set a goal to eliminate Hepatitis by 2030. Although challenging, it is achievable. All we need is to give them support by observing World Hepatitis Day and participating in the campaigns and activities they promote.

World Hepatitis Day Observances

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DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Sat
  • Jul 28, 2018
  • Sun
  • Jul 28, 2019

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of International in 2019

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
TuesdayTueJan 01, 2019Jan 01Global Family Day
FridayFriJan 04, 2019Jan 04World Braille Day
FridayFriJan 11, 2019Jan 11International Thank-You Day
WednesdayWedJan 30, 2019Jan 30World Leprosy Day
TuesdayTueFeb 12, 2019Feb 12Darwin Day
ThursdayThuFeb 21, 2019Feb 21International Mother Language Day
FridayFriFeb 22, 2019Feb 22World Thinking Day
FridayFriMar 01, 2019Mar 01International Day of the Seal
FridayFriMar 08, 2019Mar 08International Women's Day
FridayFriMar 15, 2019Mar 15Red Nose Day
WednesdayWedMar 20, 2019Mar 20World Frog Day
ThursdayThuMar 21, 2019Mar 21World Down Syndrome Day
FridayFriMar 22, 2019Mar 22World Water Day
SaturdaySatMar 23, 2019Mar 23World Meteorological Day
SundaySunMar 24, 2019Mar 24World TB Day
SaturdaySatMar 30, 2019Mar 30Earth Hour
TuesdayTueApr 02, 2019Apr 02International Children's Book Day
SundaySunApr 07, 2019Apr 07World Health Day
FridayFriApr 12, 2019Apr 12Yuri's Night
WednesdayWedApr 17, 2019Apr 17International Special Librarian's Day
SundaySunApr 21, 2019Apr 21International Creativity and Innovation Day
MondayMonApr 22, 2019Apr 22Earth Day
TuesdayTueApr 23, 2019Apr 23World Book Day
ThursdayThuApr 25, 2019Apr 25World Malaria Day
ThursdayThuApr 25, 2019Apr 25World Penguin Day
FridayFriMay 03, 2019May 03World Press Freedom Day
SundaySunMay 05, 2019May 05International Midwives Day
WednesdayWedMay 08, 2019May 08World Red Cross Day
FridayFriMay 10, 2019May 10World Lupus Day
SundaySunMay 12, 2019May 12International Nurses Day
MondayMonMay 13, 2019May 13IEEE Global Engineering Day
WednesdayWedMay 15, 2019May 15International Day of Families
SaturdaySatMay 18, 2019May 18International Museum Day
TuesdayTueMay 21, 2019May 21World Day for Cultural Diversity
WednesdayWedMay 22, 2019May 22International Day for Biological Diversity
ThursdayThuMay 23, 2019May 23World Turtle Day
FridayFriMay 24, 2019May 24World Schizophrenia Day
SaturdaySatMay 25, 2019May 25Towel Day
FridayFriMay 31, 2019May 31World No-Tobacco Day
MondayMonJun 03, 2019Jun 03World Bicycle Day
WednesdayWedJun 05, 2019Jun 05World Environment Day
SaturdaySatJun 08, 2019Jun 08World Ocean Day
FridayFriJun 14, 2019Jun 14World Blood Donor Day
SundaySunJun 16, 2019Jun 16International Day of the African Child
MondayMonJun 17, 2019Jun 17World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought
ThursdayThuJun 20, 2019Jun 20World Refugee Day
FridayFriJun 21, 2019Jun 21International Yoga Day
WednesdayWedJun 26, 2019Jun 26International Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking
ThursdayThuJul 11, 2019Jul 11World Population Day
TuesdayTueJul 16, 2019Jul 16World Snake Day
SundaySunJul 28, 2019Jul 28World Hepatitis Day
SundaySunAug 04, 2019Aug 04International Friendship Day
ThursdayThuAug 08, 2019Aug 08Universal & International Infinity Day
FridayFriAug 09, 2019Aug 09International Day of the World's Indigenous People
SaturdaySatAug 10, 2019Aug 10International Biodiesel Day
MondayMonAug 12, 2019Aug 12International Youth Day
TuesdayTueAug 13, 2019Aug 13International Lefthanders Day
WednesdayWedAug 14, 2019Aug 14World Lizard Day
FridayFriAug 23, 2019Aug 23International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade & its Abolition
SundaySunSep 08, 2019Sep 08International Literacy Day
FridayFriSep 13, 2019Sep 13International Chocolate Day
SundaySunSep 15, 2019Sep 15International Day of Democracy
SundaySunSep 15, 2019Sep 15Software Freedom Day
MondayMonSep 16, 2019Sep 16International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
ThursdayThuSep 19, 2019Sep 19Talk Like a Pirate Day
SaturdaySatSep 21, 2019Sep 21World Gratitude Day
SundaySunSep 22, 2019Sep 22World Car-Free Day
SundaySunSep 29, 2019Sep 29Inventors Day
TuesdayTueOct 01, 2019Oct 01International Music Day
WednesdayWedOct 02, 2019Oct 02World Farm Animals Day
ThursdayThuOct 03, 2019Oct 03World Temperance Day
FridayFriOct 04, 2019Oct 04World Animal Day
SaturdaySatOct 05, 2019Oct 05World Teacher's Day
ThursdayThuOct 10, 2019Oct 10World Mental Health Day
WednesdayWedOct 16, 2019Oct 16World Food Day
ThursdayThuOct 17, 2019Oct 17International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
ThursdayThuOct 24, 2019Oct 24United Nations Day
TuesdayTueOct 29, 2019Oct 29International Internet Day
FridayFriNov 08, 2019Nov 08World Town Planning Day
ThursdayThuNov 14, 2019Nov 14World Diabetes Day
ThursdayThuNov 14, 2019Nov 14World Philosophy Day
SaturdaySatNov 16, 2019Nov 16International Day for Tolerance
TuesdayTueNov 19, 2019Nov 19World Toilet Day
ThursdayThuNov 21, 2019Nov 21World Television Day
MondayMonNov 25, 2019Nov 25International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
SaturdaySatNov 30, 2019Nov 30International Computer Security Day
SundaySunDec 01, 2019Dec 01World Aids Day
MondayMonDec 02, 2019Dec 02International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
ThursdayThuDec 05, 2019Dec 05International Volunteers Day
SaturdaySatDec 07, 2019Dec 07International Civil Aviation Day
TuesdayTueDec 10, 2019Dec 10Human Rights Day