Hepatitis refers to liver inflammation that is often caused by viral infection. There are five different types of Hepatitis virus (A, B, C, D & E) but only B, C and D can become chronic, leading to long-term damage to the liver. Chronic hepatitis is also the leading cause of liver cancer.
The World Health Organization's (WHO) Resolution on Viral Hepatitis (WHA63.18) of 21 May 2010 recognized viral hepatitis as a global health issue and designated 28 July 2011 as the inaugural World Hepatitis Day.
NOhep is a global, grassroots movement aimed at bringing all stakeholders together to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030. It has been developed to create global awareness of the disease, similar to the red ribbon for HIV/AIDS, and was launched in 2016. NOhep firmly positions itself at the forefront of the elimination conversation, showcasing exemplary leadership, fostering on-the-ground innovative solutions and taking action to support the policy changes needed to eliminate this cancer-causing illness by 2030. Being a part of NOhep means being part of the solution. (To find out more about the development of this exciting initiative, watch this short video: https://youtu.be/Oer-rGwnKZU )