World Hepatitis Day 2022: July 28, Loop

World Hepatitis Day was established by the WHO and takes place on Thursday 28 July 2022. An opportunity to raise public awareness of these viral liver diseases. Date, origin, red and yellow ribbon, poster and objectives of this edition.

World Hepatitis Day (or World Hepatitis Day in English) will take place on Thursday 28 July 2022. The chance to get better Sensitization to viral hepatitisan inflammation of the liver due to a virus (hepatitis A, B, C, D and E virus), which can be the cause of various pathologies, including liver cancer. Despite the devastation caused by these diseases, the different types of hepatitis are still increasing wrongly known, are underdiagnosed and therefore undertreated. That is appreciated in France 190,000 people have hepatitis C and 280,000 hepatitis B (chronic hepatitis), and that half of them are unaware, hence the importance of screening, especially of high-risk groups. Who established this day? The topic ? what ribbon color wear ?

When is World Hepatitis Day 2022?

World Hepatitis Day takes place Thursday 28 July 2022. “July 28th was chosen as the date because it corresponds to the winner’s date of birth Nobel Prize, Dright Baruch Bluembergwho discovered the hepatitis B virus and developed a test and vaccine for hepatitis B‘ writes the WHO on its website.

Every 30 seconds someone dies from viral hepatitis

What is the origin of World Hepatitis Day?

World Hepatitis Day is organized on the initiative ofWorld Health Organization (WHO).

What is the theme of World Hepatitis Day 2022?

Photo of the red and yellow ribbon against hepatitis © Gerilya – stock.adobe.com

The topic for 2022 is not yet known. Last year was:Hepatitis can’t wait“. A theme that underscored the fact that urgent action is needed to eliminate hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030. Every 30 seconds someone dies from viral hepatitisalso during the crisis linked to Covid-19, the WHO indicates.

Why wear a red and yellow hepatitis ribbon?

The ribbon is a small solidarity accessory that we wear to show our support for a common cause. It is usually worn on a jacket lapel, in a bag, or as a bracelet around the wrist. The red and yellow ribbon was chosen for Hepatitis Awareness:

  • Yellow : Ribbon color the origin of all consciousness ribbons (since the 19th century)
  • Red : symbolizes the fight against viral diseases

What is the World Hepatitis Day poster?

World Hepatitis Day 2022 poster in France
World Hepatitis Day 2022 poster in France © WHO
World Hepatitis Day 2022 poster in Canada
World Hepatitis Day 2022 poster in Canada © Katie

What are the goals of World Hepatitis Day?

For the World Health Organization, World Hepatitis Day is an opportunity:

  • DIntensifying international efforts to combat it against this disease
  • fromencourage individual engagementpartners and the general public
  • Of highlight the need for a stronger global responseas described in the WHO World Hepatitis Report published in 2017
  • fromincrease low coverage of tests and treatments to achieve global elimination goals by 2030.

Sources: WHO: World Hepatitis Day / Bordeaux University Hospital / Hepatitis Information Service

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