World Hepatitis Day in Canada 2016

The Canadian Society for International Health organizes the World Hepatitis Day campaign in Canada, sharing the message: "Know Your Status? Get Tested - Learn Your Options." Here's a look at some highlights from across the country.


  1. Now a leading cause of death worldwide, hepatitis kills as many people annually as HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. In Canada, up to 600,000 people live with hepatitis B and C – and of this number, many are unaware of their status.
  2. Canadian Liver Foundation - World Hepatitis Day - Public Service Announcement
  3. July 28th is World Hepatitis Day, recognized by the World Health Organization as a global flagship event to inspire change and eliminate hepatitis as a public health concern.
  4. Annually, the Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH) takes the lead in organizing a national World Hepatitis Day (WHD) Campaign. WHD Canada's main goal is to promote access to prevention, testing, and treatment for Canadians affected by hepatitis.
  5. Kicking off 2016 efforts, CSIH co-hosted the first Parliamentary Breakfast with the Minister of Health, Dr. Jane Philpott. Canada reaffirmed its commitment to eliminating hepatitis as a public health concern.
  6. The media coverage in the following weeks demonstrated that many concerned Canadians - health professionals and everyday citizens alike - took part in discussions leading up to July 28th.
  7. This year, over 100 WHD events were put together by more than 60 community organizations across Canada. From east...