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World Hepatitis Day 2014

The American Liver Foundation Stands with Organizations Worldwide to Support July 28th World Hepatitis Day

More than 400 million of our global citizens are living with viral hepatitis. In the United States, it is a growing public health challenge. Approximately 4.4 million Americans are living with viral hepatitis according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the majority do not know that they have it.

Generating greater awareness about the disease, its risk factors, and the importance of testing, and advocating for a greater investment in resources devoted to research and patient support, is critical to the mission of the American Liver Foundation.

We congratulate the World Hepatitis Alliance and the World Health Organization for establishing World Hepatitis Day and drawing worldwide attention to hepatitis as an important global health threat. Their efforts will improve the health of people everywhere.

The American Liver Foundation is a trusted voice and resource for patients with liver disease. Its mission is to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease. The Foundation’s 16 divisions across the country provide support to newly diagnosed patients, families and the general public. It funds research that has helped further careers of young scientists in the field of liver health in the hopes of finding treatments and cures for liver disease.

For more information, visit the American Liver Foundation website, the ALF Hep C 123 Website, or call the National HelpLine 1-800-GO-LIVER (1-800-465-4837).

Page updated: July 25th, 2014