“Join us to make the elimination of viral hepatitis our next greatest achievement”
What is NOhep?
NOhep is a global movement aimed at uniting those working in the field of hepatitis and others from across the world around one common purpose: the elimination of viral hepatitis by 2030. NOhep is calling on individuals and organisations across the world to sign-up to be part of the next greatest achievement, the elimination of viral hepatitis. Find out more here.
Eliminating viral hepatitis by 2030.
Viral hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver caused by a virus. Each year, 1.4 million die globally and the 400 million people living with the disease could eventually experience liver disease, cirrhosis or liver cancer, if left untreated.
In 2015, world leaders adopted the Sustainable Development Goals, which includes health as a major goal, reflecting its central role in alleviating poverty and facilitating development. The health-related goal (Goal 3) addresses a range of health challenges that are critical for development, notably, target 3.3 on communicable diseases, which includes combating viral hepatitis epidemics. By combating such epidemics, there will be an impact on a range of other health targets, including reducing maternal mortality, preventing and treating substance use disorders, achieving universal health coverage, to name but a few. In addition to its impact on health-related, eliminating viral hepatitis will contribute to ending poverty , managing water and sanitation , reducing inequality in access to services and commodities, promoting inclusive societies that promote non-discrimination, and financing and capacity building for implementation.
In 2016, 194 countries committed to eliminating viral hepatitis by 2030 at the World Health Assembly, signalling global action to rid the world of these diseases.
We have the global commitment, we have the tools, now we need you to speak up and take action to make sure it becomes a reality. Watch our video to find out more about the Global Strategy to eliminate viral hepatitis.
What needs to be done?
We need to join together and make noise! If we can raise awareness of viral hepatitis, we can exert some real pressure on governments. We need people to understand that by achieving the elimination of viral hepatitis means either success or failure for universal health coverage. It’s not an easy fight but we think the voice of people will be heard, if it’s loud enough. That’s all of our job—to make enough noise that we can’t be easily ignored. How can you take part?
Sign up: Go to this page and sign up by simply entering your contact information. Once you sign up, you will receive breaking information on our campaigns around the world and be able to take immediate action. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Use #NOhep: On social platforms and materials, use the #NOhep when discussing hepatitis. You can also follow our social platforms to stay connected.
Become a NOheptivist: NOheptivist’s are NOhep’s most committed members and the foundation of all that we do. They are taking action all over the world at this moment to eliminate viral hepatitis. You can find out how to join this brigade of everyday heroes here!
Inspire people living with viral hepatitis to speak out and tell powerful stories of their achievements.
Press governments and international organisations to make sure they drive action and take the necessary measures to meet the targets to eliminate viral hepatitis.
To find out more about how to take part, read the NOhep Toolkit.
Launched by the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) on World Hepatitis Day 2016, NOhep is an independent initiative led by the WHA and a working group comprised of civil society and multilateral organisations. Working group members include World Health Organization, Centres for Diseases Control, Coalition for the Eradication of Viral Hepatitis and the European Liver Patients Association. The Working Group is growing, so check back again soon to see updates.