World Hepatitis Day (WHD) takes places every year on 28 July bringing the world together under a single theme to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change.

WHD campaign materials available now

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”.

Find the Missing Millions

World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, is our chance to bring the world together to raise awareness of a disease that kills 1.34 million people a year. A disease that 290 million people live with unaware. A disease that we can eliminate by 2030.

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Viral hepatitis is one of the biggest global health threats of our time

  • 1.34 million deaths a year
  • Causes two in every three liver cancer deaths
  • 290 million people living with viral hepatitis unaware

But together we can eliminate viral hepatitis

  • Global elimination strategy adopted in 2016
  • A cure for hepatitis C and treatment and vaccine for hepatitis B exists
  • Viral hepatitis included in Sustainable Development Goals

Take our hepatitis screening quiz if you’re worried that you might be one of the missing millions 

Let’s find the missing millions on World Hepatitis Day.


World Hepatitis Day is one of WHO’s seven officially mandated global public health days.
Find out more about WHOs World Hepatitis Day campaigns at

Read more about the sponsors of the Find the Missing Millions campaign here 

Past World Hepatitis Day Reports


Eliminate Hepatitis – #ShowYourFace


NOhep – Eliminate hepatitis


Prevent hepatitis. Act now.


Find the Missing Millions