Since 2011, 28 July has been marked World Hepatitis Day by the World Health Organisation, for communities around the world joining together to raise the awareness of viral hepatitis and promote actions to confront it.
The theme of year 2020 is “Hepatitis-free future,” with a strong focus on preventing hepatitis B among mothers and newborns. WHO will publish new recommendations on the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of the virus.
To echo with World Hepatitis Day, roving exhibitions on viral hepatitis are held by Viral Hepatitis Control Office (VHCO) from June to August every year to promote public awareness on viral hepatitis and prevention. For details, please refer to “News & Events > Roving Exhibition”.
To increase public awareness on viral hepatitis, VHCO has placed advertisement in bus shelters in different districts from 24 July 2020 to 6 August 2020. A health promotion video “Hepatitis B causes cancer Make check-up regular” is also produced. The video is uploaded and disseminated via the YouTube Channel of Centre for Health Protection (https://youtu.be/UjgidNOGYwI).
Roving exhibition on prevention of viral hepatitis