Viral Hepatitis is the one of the top ten causes of death in the world. There are up to 150 million people living with hepatitis C; nearly half a million people die from it.
Most of those with hepatitis C don’t know they have it. The World Hepatitis Day website sums up the problem this way, “For the world’s 8th biggest killer, viral hepatitis is remarkably neglected.”
We can change this. We can’t afford to wait until the government or the medical establishment acts. We can raise awareness, and we can do this now. Acting now saves lives. Doing something, regardless of size, matters. Doing nothing gets us nothing.
What are you going to do to change the world? Join me in observing World Hepatitis Day, July 28. Don’t stop at the end of the day. Keep up the momentum. Why stop at saving one life, when you can save two? Together, we can try to save a half a million lives.