Did you know that every year, viral hepatitis results in 1.5 million deaths all over the world?
That’s nearly as many deaths as caused by HIV/AIDS. A scary statistic, isn’t it? That’s because viral hepatitis is neglected for the most part. You will be shocked to learn that it is the 8th biggest killer in the world.28th July is celebrated as the World Hepatitis Day. The World Health Organization had announced this in 2010. There are just four official world disease-specific health days, World Hepatitis Day being one of them. This day is used to spread the word about viral hepatitis, raise awareness about the deadly disease, educate people about diagnosis and treatment facilities as well as preventive measures. Millions of people participate in this awareness-raising program on 28th July every year from all parts of the world.