The VHPB endorsers the annual World Hepatitis Day campaign: Find the missing millions.

Worldwide, 290 million people are living with viral hepatitis unaware. Without finding the undiagnosed and linking them to care, millions will continue to suffer, and lives will be lost. On World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, we call on people from across the world to take action and raise awareness to find the “missing millions”.

This year, WHO is focusing on the theme Hepatitis-free future highlighting new recommendations to prevent mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B and the importance of maintaining essential hepatitis services in the context of COVID-19 pandemic.

The VHPB not only draws the attention to viral hepatitis during the world hepatitis day, but continues to sensitize people and policy makers throughout the year, and year after year. The VHPB assists policy makers, health care providers and public health specialist and guides countries to prevent and control viral hepatitis:

  • In October 2019, we discussed the management of viral hepatitis in Hungary (Budapest, Hungary); Elimination of viral hepatitis in Hungary: Lessons learnt and the way forward.
  • Due to the COVID pandemic, the VHPB organized a first full virtual meeting in June 2020: Hepatitis A vaccination: One Dose.
  • At present, we are preparing two new virtual meetings on Hepatitis Treatment as Prevention in Risk Groups and Treatment as Prevention in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission.