World Hepatitis Day

The Sixth Annual World Hepatitis Day will takes place on Sunday 28th July 2013, as part of an ongoing campaign launched by the World Hepatitis Alliance in 2008. This is the third year that CEVHAP has helped support and coordinate World Hepatitis Day in Asia Pacific and also the third year that the  World Health Organization (WHO) has endorsed World Hepatitis Day. 

Viral hepatitis is a regional health threat of significant proportions, causing three times as many deaths as HIV/AIDS and nine times as many as malaria in Asia Pacific.  We now know that one person dies every 30 seconds from viral hepatitis in Asia Pacific, a death rate three times as high as HIV/AIDS*. 

On World Hepatitis Day, CEVHAP members are asking governments to embrace the WHO’s new Global Framework for Action to halt the death toll and save the lives of one million people that die every year from viral hepatitis across Asia Pacific.  Together we can save lives.


* Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington. Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. 2013. Available: (data on file).


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NOhep is a global, grassroots movement aimed at bringing all stakeholders together to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030. It has been developed to create global awareness of the disease, similar to the red ribbon for HIV/AIDS, and was launched in 2016. NOhep firmly positions itself at the forefront of the elimination conversation, showcasing exemplary leadership, fostering on-the-ground innovative solutions and taking action to support the policy changes needed to eliminate this cancer-causing illness by 2030. Being a part of NOhep means being part of the solution. (To find out more about the development of this exciting initiative, watch this short video:

Viral Hepatitis
  Globally, 2 billion people have been
infected with hepatitis B virus, with an
estimated 600,000 dying each year . . .
  The number of people with chronic
hepatitis C and more advanced liver
disease or cirrhosis, is projected to
increase by 38% between 2006 and 2015
unless the number of people being
treated increases substantially.
  There is no vaccine for hepatitis C but
approximately 80% of patients who are
able to complete recommended
treatment, are cured . . .
World Hepatitis Day
July 28
WHD 2013

One million people die from viral 
hepatitis in Asia Pacific every year.
urges governments to embrace WHO's
new global framework for action.
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