World Hepatitis Day Resources
World Hepatitis Day is recognized annually on July 28th, the birthday of Dr. Baruch Blumberg (1925-2011). Dr. Blumberg discovered the hepatitis B virus in 1967 and two years later developed the first hepatitis B vaccine and for these achievements won the Nobel Prize. Organizations around the world, including WHO and CDC, use World Hepatitis Day to raise awareness of the problem, which impacts more than 325 million people worldwide, and what needs to be done to strengthen efforts in prevention, screening and control. This year’s World Hepatitis Day theme from WHO is “Invest in eliminating hepatitisexternal icon”.
What can you do for World Hepatitis Day?
Share Information on Viral Hepatitis
Share our feature discussing all the different types of viral hepatitis that impact millions worldwide and learn what is being done to help eliminate hepatitis globally.
Use “World Hepatitis Day” Image
Please feel free to right-mouse-click on this image link image iconand save to use on your own webpage or in your email signature block.
Promote the Hepatitis Risk Assessment
Share this 5 minute online assessment developed by CDC which provides a personalized report on hepatitis testing and vaccination recommendations. Supporting buttons and badges linking to the assessment are available for your websites, emails signatures, and newsletters.
Join us on Social Media
Follow @cdchep on Twitter for information about all types of viral hepatitis. Use #WorldHepatitisDay to join the conversation and spread the word.
Choose from sample social media posts below to support World Hepatitis Day.
- For #WorldHepatitisDay on 7/28, learn more about the different types of viral #hepatitis – A through E – and the impact each has across the world. https://go.usa.gov/xyd5sexternal icon
- For World Hepatitis Day on 7/28, learn more about the different types of viral hepatitis that impact millions worldwide and what is being done by CDC to help eliminate hepatitis globally. https://go.usa.gov/xyd5sexternal icon
Download and Share Other Viral Hepatitis Resources
Find resources for both the public and health professionals including campaign resources, posters, fact sheets in multiple languages, clinical tools and publications.