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The Region of the Americas is preparing World Hepatitis Day is commemorated next July 28th. For this reason and, in response to World Health Assembly resolution (WHA 63.18), PAHO is getting ready for the celebration of such event, both in the countries and in Washington DC headquarters, USA.

To date, some countries in the Region have already announced that they will be carrying out activities and events in July 28th; while others have expressed their interest in the commemoration of the World Hepatitis Day and are planning final details.

In the meanwhile, PAHO is finishing the production of materials (including banners, leaflets and toolbox of resources) that will be distributed in the countries and available in the web on July. For this year, PAHO will present as additional materials a set of videos about successful experiences in control and prevention of viral hepatitis in some countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. It is expected that the videos will serve to share experiences and facilitate initiatives in the fight against hepatitis to be taken.

PAHO plans to follow the World Hepatitis Day through its social media, which will be accessible to public at any time.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 July 2012 10:57

World Hepatitis Day 2014


Hepatitis: increasing access to diagnosis and treatment could save millions of lives in the Americas (07/28/2014)

Hepatitis: Think again

On World Hepatitis Day, July 28, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) acknowledges stepped-up global and regional action to prevent and control viral hepatitis in recent years and the potential for new drugs to cure the disease. But the Organization also highlights the need to make the benefits of this progress more accessible for those who need them most.

WHO welcomes global momentum on viral hepatitis (07/25/2014)

23 JULY 2014 ¦ MELBOURNE/GENEVA - On World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, WHO welcomes new progress in tackling one of the world’s most serious diseases. Viral hepatitis – a group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E – affects millions of people worldwide, causing acute and chronic liver disease and killing close to 1.4 million people every year.

Partners sign call to action on hepatitis (07/14/2014)

Partners sign call to action on hepatitisWHO - Participants of the first global partners' meeting on hepatitis convened by WHO in March 2014 agree on a historic "Call to action to scale up global hepatitis response". 


Jon Secada and PAHO/WHO team up for hepatitis awareness (07/25/2013)

Invitation to launch of the Viral Hepatitis Global Policy Report in advance of World Hepatitis Day (07/23/2013)

Hepatitis is a silent epidemic that kills two people per minute throughout the world (07/23/2013)

New year, new materials: PAHO releases an infographic to continue the fight against Hepatitis in the Americas (01/11/2013)


PAHO Calls for Strengthening the Fight Against Hepatitis, a "Silent" Disease that Affects Millions of People in the Americas (07/26/2012)

PAHO events during the XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C. (07/19/2012)

The Region of the Americas is preparing the commemoration of "World Hepatitis Day" (06/24/2012)

Affiliated Independent Event on Viral Hepatitis and HIV Co-Infection in the Program of the International Conference on AIDS (06/20/2012)

The PAHO holds the first Regional Meeting on Viral Hepatitis in Latin America and the Caribbean (06/19/2012)


PAHO/WHO Warns of Growing Health Toll of Hepatitis (07/27/2011)

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