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Today is World Hepatitis Day. The theme for this year is “Invest in eliminating hepatitis”.
The date of 28th July was chosen because the day marks the birthday of Nobel-prize winning scientist Dr Baruch Blumberg, who discovered hepatitis B virus (HBV) and developed a diagnostic test and vaccine for the virus.
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 come forward to access hepatitis prevention, testing and treatment services… (WHO)