World Hepatitis Day
World Hepatitis Day is an annual event recognised around the globe that aims to increase awareness and understanding of viral hepatitis and the diseases that it causes. It provides an opportunity for interested groups to raise awareness of viral hepatitis prevention and access to testing and treatment.
440,000+ people are currently living with Hep B or C in Australia. Over 85,000 of them are Queenslanders
“There are very few occasions in history where an opportunity to eliminate any disease has arisen. Fortunately we have that opportunity now with hepatitis C…”
Helen Tyrrel, Chief Executive, Hepatitis Australia.
400 million people worldwide are living with viral hepatitis
1.2 million people worldwide are dying every year
Over 40,000 Queenslanders have hepatitis C, over 37,000 have hepatitis B
A vaccine is available for hepatitis A and B
There is treatment available for both hepatitis B and C