World Hepatitis Day held on 28 July is an opportunity to step up national and international efforts on hepatitis.
Although preventative measures such as donor and blood screening have increased blood safety and have virtually removed the risk of transfusion-transmitted infections in Australia, chronic hepatitis remains a concern in the genetic haemoglobin disorder community in Australia due to past infection and internationally due to still inadequate blood safety measures.
This World Hepatitis Day, we support the global call to eliminate hepatitis especially for those with genetic haemoglobin disorders.
Australia can’t wait to eliminate hepatitis!
Learn more at Australia’s World Hepatitis Day official website.
This document provides some useful statistics and information for World Hepatitis Day communications, including some new data not previously available in the public domain.