28 July 2024

World Hepatitis Day is observed on July 28 every year. It aims to raise global awareness of hepatitis and encourage prevention, diagnosis and treatment. World Hepatitis Day is one of eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The date (28 July) celebrates the birthdate of Nobel Laureate Baruch Samuel Blumberg, discoverer of the hepatitis B virus.

World Hepatitis Day is now recognised each year through events such as free hepatitis testing screenings, poster campaigns, political demonstrations, concerts, talk shows, flash mobs and vaccination drives.