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Who Hepatitis | World Hepatitis Day 2019 | Theme | Facts | Data | Figures Latest 2019 | Theme : Invest in eliminating hepatitis



Viral hepatitis B and C affect 325 million people worldwide causing 1.4 million deaths a year. It is the second major killer infectious disease after tuberculosis, and 9 times more people are infected with hepatitis than HIV. Hepatitis is preventable, treatable, and in the case of hepatitis C, curable. However, over 80% of people living with hepatitis are lacking prevention, testing, and treatment services.

  • 325 million people are living with viral hepatitis B and C
  • 2,850,000 people became newly infected in 2017
  • 80% of people living with hepatitis lack prevention, testing, and treatment
  • 6 US$ billion investment needed annually to achieve global elimination targets by 2030


Invest in eliminating hepatitis




WHO aims to address the following objectives for World Hepatitis Day 2019:
To urge national and regional policymakers increase political and financial commitments for hepatitis response.

To highlight WHO’s new costing estimates for hepatitis elimination within the context of health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and UHC by 2030.

To encourage people to come forward to access hepatitis prevention, testing and treatment services.

For the public



Are you at risk? Get tested! Early testing means early treatment to prevent illness and to save your life.

Are you protected? Hepatitis B and C are preventable. Every injection should be safe. Hepatitis B vaccine provides lifelong protection. Hepatitis B and C can be transmitted by sex, therefore protect yourself by using condoms.

Be strong: get treated or cured of hepatitis. If you tested positive, ask whether you need treatment - do not delay.

Living with hepatitis B? Some people will need treatment and can stay healthy with life-long therapy.

Living with hepatitis C? 3-month treatment can cure the infection.


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