The elimination of viral hepatitis has now been firmly put on the map. At the 69th World Health Assembly in Geneva, 194 governments adopted the World Health Organisations’s Global Strategy on Viral Hepatitis, which includes a goal of eliminating hepatitis B and C as a health issue in the next 13 years. In Australia, we are well placed to reach these goals but we need your support.
On World Hepatitis Day we can build on this momentum and accelerate progress towards achieving the goal of elimination by 2030. Talking about and raising community awareness of new affordable cures for hepatitis C and the importance of vaccinations against hepatitis B and having regular liver health checks will help.
Whether you are living with hepatitis, know someone who is, make policy decisions or just care about it as a health issue, your actions can help. We have put together a number of ways how you can help. You can also contact the hepatitis organisation in your state to find out what events may be happening near you.