People will be celebrating World Hepatitis Day 2017 on July 28, 2017, which is a Friday. This is an event that is primarily concerned with the spread of viral hepatitis, although there are other types of hepatitis. The World Health Organization officially endorses World Hepatitis Day 2017, and this is only the case for three other similar events that are about specific diseases.
It’s estimated that in 2015, there were 325 million people in the world living with chronic hepatitis infections. That same year, a total of 1.34 million people died of the hepatitis infections personally. There is no doubt about the fact that it is important for people to be able to contain the spread of this deadly condition.
World Hepatitis Day 2017 is partly being promoted through a Twitter hashtag, with a strong awareness of the efficacy of Twitter marketing in the modern world. ‘ShowYourFace‘ is the Twitter hashtag that will help to raise awareness about hepatitis in the modern world. People are encouraged to add their pictures to the website in order to signify their support for the elimination of hepatitis in the world in general. At this point, the website has already collected an impressive album of pictures from supporters.
The theme for World Hepatitis Day 2017 is very straight-forward: Eliminate Hepatitis. The organizers and the people who are bringing this event to life want to make it clear that increased diagnosis and vaccination need to be the goals of any movement against global hepatitis. The public needs to be much more educated on the subject today in order to help bring everyone to a state of improved health. Hopefully, it will be possible for the people behind World Hepatitis Day 2017 to help bring this future about over the course of the next thirteen years.
People are continually encouraged to spread the news of the event online. World Hepatitis Day 2017 is largely being promoted using very modern methods these days. People are urged to share materials related to World Hepatitis Day 2017 online and to their other social media followers, even beyond the ‘ShowYourFace‘ hashtag.
Goal of World Hepatitis Day 2017
The year 2030 is widely regarded as something of a milestone in a lot of different organizations. World Hepatitis Day 2017 is being celebrated with the goal of stopping viral hepatitis from being a major public health threat by the year 2030. Everyone involve is at least trying to make sure that less than a million people get the condition by 2030, reducing the number of infections by 6 to 10 million in the process.
Part of the focus when it comes to achieving this goal involves promoting injection safety. Dirty needles are more likely to spread both hepatitis and HIV. However, HIV still gets more attention than viral hepatitis, and this has been the case for a long time. Making sure that viral hepatitis gets more awareness is an important part of eliminating the condition. World Hepatitis Day 2017 should help make that possible.
Harm reduction is one of the specific goals of World Hepatitis Day 2017. Many drug addicts will contract hepatitis as a result of using dirty needles. Hepatitis tends to spread much faster than some other viruses because it is a less fragile virus than some of the others. Many communities where drug addiction is common can be helped. The people there just need to have access to more healthcare facilities, treatment programs, and a safer environment. The complete elimination of drug use is a very complicated goal, but it should be at least possible for activists to reduce the harm involved with drug use, which includes the spread of hepatitis.
The spread of hepatitis needs to be regulated on an individual level and a societal level. Otherwise, people are going to have a hard time properly reducing the effects of a condition like this in general. People need to get themselves tested and they need to be aware of the potential risky behaviors that can lead to hepatitis infection. The support centers for the people who have hepatitis or who might have hepatitis need more funding.
Programs aimed at addressing hepatitis need more funding as well. World Hepatitis Day is largely about getting individual people to organize collectively in order to fully address this problem at many different vantage points.