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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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  • Jul 28, 2018

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of International in 2018

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
MondayMonJan 01, 2018Jan 01Global Family Day
ThursdayThuJan 04, 2018Jan 04World Braille Day
ThursdayThuJan 11, 2018Jan 11International Thank-You Day
TuesdayTueJan 30, 2018Jan 30World Leprosy Day
MondayMonFeb 12, 2018Feb 12Darwin Day
WednesdayWedFeb 21, 2018Feb 21International Mother Language Day
ThursdayThuFeb 22, 2018Feb 22World Thinking Day
ThursdayThuMar 01, 2018Mar 01International Day of the Seal
ThursdayThuMar 08, 2018Mar 08International Women's Day
TuesdayTueMar 20, 2018Mar 20World Frog Day
WednesdayWedMar 21, 2018Mar 21World Down Syndrome Day
ThursdayThuMar 22, 2018Mar 22World Water Day
FridayFriMar 23, 2018Mar 23World Meteorological Day
SaturdaySatMar 24, 2018Mar 24Earth Hour
SaturdaySatMar 24, 2018Mar 24World TB Day
MondayMonApr 02, 2018Apr 02International Children's Book Day
SaturdaySatApr 07, 2018Apr 07World Health Day
ThursdayThuApr 12, 2018Apr 12Yuri's Night
TuesdayTueApr 17, 2018Apr 17International Special Librarian's Day
SaturdaySatApr 21, 2018Apr 21International Creativity and Innovation Day
SundaySunApr 22, 2018Apr 22Earth Day
MondayMonApr 23, 2018Apr 23World Book Day
WednesdayWedApr 25, 2018Apr 25World Penguin Day
WednesdayWedApr 25, 2018Apr 25World Malaria Day
ThursdayThuMay 03, 2018May 03World Press Freedom Day
SaturdaySatMay 05, 2018May 05International Midwives Day
TuesdayTueMay 08, 2018May 08World Red Cross Day
ThursdayThuMay 10, 2018May 10World Lupus Day
SaturdaySatMay 12, 2018May 12International Nurses Day
SundaySunMay 13, 2018May 13IEEE Global Engineering Day
TuesdayTueMay 15, 2018May 15International Day of Families
FridayFriMay 18, 2018May 18International Museum Day
MondayMonMay 21, 2018May 21World Day for Cultural Diversity
TuesdayTueMay 22, 2018May 22International Day for Biological Diversity
WednesdayWedMay 23, 2018May 23World Turtle Day
ThursdayThuMay 24, 2018May 24Red Nose Day
ThursdayThuMay 24, 2018May 24World Schizophrenia Day
FridayFriMay 25, 2018May 25Towel Day
ThursdayThuMay 31, 2018May 31World No-Tobacco Day
SundaySunJun 03, 2018Jun 03World Bicycle Day
TuesdayTueJun 05, 2018Jun 05World Environment Day
FridayFriJun 08, 2018Jun 08World Ocean Day
ThursdayThuJun 14, 2018Jun 14World Blood Donor Day
SaturdaySatJun 16, 2018Jun 16International Day of the African Child
SundaySunJun 17, 2018Jun 17World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought
WednesdayWedJun 20, 2018Jun 20World Refugee Day
ThursdayThuJun 21, 2018Jun 21International Yoga Day
TuesdayTueJun 26, 2018Jun 26International Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking
WednesdayWedJul 11, 2018Jul 11World Population Day
MondayMonJul 16, 2018Jul 16World Snake Day
SaturdaySatJul 28, 2018Jul 28World Hepatitis Day
SundaySunAug 05, 2018Aug 05International Friendship Day
WednesdayWedAug 08, 2018Aug 08Universal & International Infinity Day
ThursdayThuAug 09, 2018Aug 09International Day of the World's Indigenous People
FridayFriAug 10, 2018Aug 10International Biodiesel Day
SundaySunAug 12, 2018Aug 12International Youth Day
MondayMonAug 13, 2018Aug 13International Lefthanders Day
TuesdayTueAug 14, 2018Aug 14World Lizard Day
ThursdayThuAug 23, 2018Aug 23International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade & its Abolition
SaturdaySatSep 08, 2018Sep 08International Literacy Day
ThursdayThuSep 13, 2018Sep 13International Chocolate Day
SaturdaySatSep 15, 2018Sep 15Software Freedom Day
SaturdaySatSep 15, 2018Sep 15International Day of Democracy
SundaySunSep 16, 2018Sep 16International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
WednesdayWedSep 19, 2018Sep 19Talk Like a Pirate Day
FridayFriSep 21, 2018Sep 21World Gratitude Day
SaturdaySatSep 22, 2018Sep 22World Car-Free Day
SaturdaySatSep 29, 2018Sep 29Inventors Day
MondayMonOct 01, 2018Oct 01International Music Day
TuesdayTueOct 02, 2018Oct 02World Farm Animals Day
WednesdayWedOct 03, 2018Oct 03World Temperance Day
ThursdayThuOct 04, 2018Oct 04World Animal Day
FridayFriOct 05, 2018Oct 05World Teacher's Day
WednesdayWedOct 10, 2018Oct 10World Mental Health Day
TuesdayTueOct 16, 2018Oct 16World Food Day
WednesdayWedOct 17, 2018Oct 17International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
WednesdayWedOct 24, 2018Oct 24United Nations Day
MondayMonOct 29, 2018Oct 29International Internet Day
ThursdayThuNov 08, 2018Nov 08World Town Planning Day
WednesdayWedNov 14, 2018Nov 14World Diabetes Day
ThursdayThuNov 15, 2018Nov 15World Philosophy Day
FridayFriNov 16, 2018Nov 16International Day for Tolerance
MondayMonNov 19, 2018Nov 19World Toilet Day
WednesdayWedNov 21, 2018Nov 21World Television Day
SundaySunNov 25, 2018Nov 25International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
FridayFriNov 30, 2018Nov 30International Computer Security Day
SaturdaySatDec 01, 2018Dec 01World Aids Day
SundaySunDec 02, 2018Dec 02International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
WednesdayWedDec 05, 2018Dec 05International Volunteers Day
FridayFriDec 07, 2018Dec 07International Civil Aviation Day
MondayMonDec 10, 2018Dec 10Human Rights Day