National awareness initiatives are amazing because they pull together a whole country for one common idea. But worldwide awareness events, in which an entire planet of people comes together in support of the same cause, are even more awe-inspiring.
Take World Hepatitis Day, for example. The World Hepatitis Alliance sponsors the event on July 28 each year. And the statistics surrounding hepatitis explain why it’s so important that everyone across the world participates. According to the World Hepatitis Alliance, “Shockingly one in 12 people worldwide is living with either chronic hepatitis B or C. While this is far higher than the prevalence of HIV or any cancer, awareness is inexplicably low and the majority of those infected are unaware.”
People need to be made aware of how widespread hepatitis infection is globally and how to get tested. World Hepatitis Day promotions therefore take place everywhere from Russia and China to right here in the US.
To help spread the word, the World Hepatitis Alliance offers World Hepatitis Day campaign materials in a variety of languages including English, Spanish, and Chinese. Check it out now to see how you can contribute!