Viral hepatitis is one of the biggest global health threats of our time:
- 34 million deaths a year
- Causes two in every three liver cancer deaths
- 290 million people living with viral hepatitis unaware
Without finding the undiagnosed and linking them to care, millions will continue to suffer, and lives will be lost. On World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, we call on people from across the world to take action and raise awareness to find the “missing millions”.
But together we can eliminate viral hepatitis:
- Global elimination strategy adopted in 2016 by World Health Organisation
- A cure for hepatitis C and treatment and vaccine for hepatitis B exists