Health Days 2014
World Hepatitis Day
Hepatitis: Think Again
 
Introduction:
The World Hepatitis Day is celebrated every year on the twenty-eighth of July as designated by the World Health Organization (WHO) to boost the awareness on the viral hepatitis and the diseases that it causes. And,  it also aims  to raise the awareness on the disease and  ways of transmission and prevention.
Hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E can cause acute chronic infection and inflammation to the liver ,leading to some dangerous complications such as cirrhosis or liver cancer, Allah forbids.
 
Local Statistics:
The cases and rates of Hepatitis A, B, C and other viral liver diseases in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the years 2008-2012.
 ​Disease
​2008 ​ ​ 2009​ ​ 2010​ ​ 2011​ ​ 2012​
Number of cases  Infection Rate  Number of cases Infection  Rate Number of cases Infection  Rate Number of cases Infection  Rate Number of cases Infection  Rate
Hepa-tistis A 1678​ 6.77​ 1258​ 4.96​ 616​ 2.38​ 321​ 1.13​ 310​ 1.06​
Hepa-tistis B 5066​ 20.43​ 5020​ 19.78​ 4854​ 18.72​ 4494​ 15.84​ 4609​ 15.79​
Hepa-tistis C 2733​ 11.02​ 2487​ 9.80​ 2448​ 9.44​ 2328​ 8.20​ 2340​ 8.01​
Other
Viral Hepatitis
255​ 1.03​ 220​ 0.87​ 82​ 0.32​ 85​ 0.30​ 108​ 0.37​
  
Approved date:
Internationally: July 28th, 2014
Locally          :  Shawal 1st, 1435H
 
Logo of the World Hepatitis Day 2014:
WHDlogo.jpg
Theme:
WHD_Acclaim.jpg
Targeted Groups:
 
  • Hepatitis patients.
  • Patients' families.
  • Those working in the health field, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists and health educator.
  • Those working in the educational field including, teachers, social workers and others.
  • Health decision makers.
  • The society as a whole.
 

General goals and messages:

  • Strengthening services preventing from the Hepatitis and the diseases associated, and the screening and control services related.
  • Expanding the anti-Hepatitis B vaccination coverage services, and integrating them into the national immunization programs.
  • Increasing the world activities meant for fighting the spread of the viral Hepatitis. 

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