The Canadian Society for International Health has begun planning for World Hepatitis Day in Canada 2013! If you would like to join the 2013 Planning Committee, please contact Alison Marshall at [email protected].
What is World Hepatitis Day?
World Hepatitis Day is an annual event that brings attention to chronic viral hepatitis worldwide and stands in solidarity with persons who have hepatitis B or C, two forms of life-threatening liver disease. Approximately 500 million people – one in 12 worldwide – are infected with viral hepatitis B or C. In Canada, an estimated 550,000 people have viral hepatitis, with many unaware of their status.