Hepatitis Can't Wait: Eliminating Hepatitis B by 2030

This year's World Hepatitis Day on July 28 is dedicated to the theme "We're Not Waiting," urging immediate action to combat hepatitis globally. The Multicultural HIV and Hepatitis Service (MHAHS) is supporting the cause by promoting the booklet "Hepatitis B. It's Family Business," available in multiple languages for diverse communities.

Professor Benjamin Cowie from the Australian WHO Collaborating Centre for Viral Hepatitis emphasizes the urgency of hepatitis B testing, as many people may be unaware they have the condition. Without proper care, hepatitis B can lead to liver cancer, causing a death every 30 seconds worldwide.

Australia faces a significant hepatitis B challenge, with around 200,385 people living with chronic hepatitis B, predominantly among those born overseas. The "Are you living with hepatitis B? Find Out. Get Tested" campaign encourages diverse communities to prioritize liver health and get tested, offering information in various languages.

The campaign aims to empower individuals with culturally relevant knowledge to make informed choices and take action. Community members are urged to consult doctors for hepatitis B testing, and those with a Medicare card can access free testing. Individuals without a Medicare Card can contact NSW Health Sexual Health Clinics for free testing. All conversations with doctors remain confidential.

For more information on the campaign, contact Sonam Paljor on 0436 649 000 or email عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته..