World Hepatitis Day 2019: 325 million people infected with Hepatitis B and C in the world, 80% of victims still under treatment: Today ‘World Hepatitis Day’ is. This day is celebrated on July 28 of every year around the world, whose purpose is to spread awareness about this by spreading awareness among the people.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 325 million people worldwide are Hepatitis B (Hepatitis B) and C (Hepatitis C). In 2017 more than 28 lakh people were infected with this disease. There is a lack of prevention and treatment in 80% of the people suffering from it. After tuberculosis, viral hepatitis is the second such infectious disease that causes most deaths, while its treatment is possible.
Why is Hepatitis Disease?
Due to viral infection, swelling in the liver is called hepatitis. This disease also transmits the liver of monkey species with humans, due to which the liver develops swelling and irritation. It is of five types – A, B, C, D and E. Therefore, caution, proper treatment and prevention are needed at the right time. This disease is caused by exposure to the infected person’s blood or body fluid.
World Hepatitis Day Theme 2019:
Every year a theme is set to celebrate World Hepatitis Day. This time the theme is ‘Invest in Eliminating Hepatitis’. This theme focuses on Universal Health Coverage by 2030 for Hepatitis Elimination Goals by 2030.
Why is World Hepatitis Day celebrated?
The aim of celebrating World Hepatitis Day around the world is to make people aware about the prevention and treatment of this disease, so that it can be eliminated. Due to lack of awareness, people do not take vaccine at the right time, due to which the disease increases and takes on a dangerous form.
On this day various programs are told about the diagnosis, early diagnosis, prevention etc. Along with this awareness of Hepatitis A and B vaccine is spread on this day.
History of World Hepatitis Day
World Hepatitis Day was started by the WHO as a Global Health Campaign. For the first time on October 1, 2004, this day was celebrated by the patient groups as an International Hepatitis C Awareness in the European and Middle Eastern regions. Later, the World Hepatitis Alliance declared on May 19, 2008 as the ‘World Hepatitis Day’.