WHO – Russia: on 28 July 2011 for the first time the international community marks the World Hepatitis Day

The first official WHO World Hepatitis Day is marked to increase the awareness and understanding of viral hepatitis and the diseases that it causes.

It provides an opportunity to focus on specific actions such as: strengthening prevention, screening and control of viral hepatitis and its related diseases; increasing hepatitis B vaccine coverage and integration into national immunization programmes; and coordinating a global response to hepatitis.

For more information in English please refer to WHO website http://www.who.int/csr/disease/hepatitis/world_hepatitis_day/en/