- In 2010, viral hepatitis was responsible for 1.45 million deaths. Just as much as HIV/AIDS and significantly more than malaria and TB.
- 500 Million people are living with chronic hepatitis. "Silent" viruses, such as hepatitis B and hepatitis C, are called silent because the infected may show no signs of symptoms.
- If left untreated, hepatitis B and C can lead to liver scarring, liver cancer, and/or liver failure.
The World Hepatitis Alliance is asking for help. They are not asking for donations (but they are always welcomed). They simply want you to watch and share this video. The Three Unwise Monkeys video is a campaign started to help bring awareness to this killer disease. The video already has over 1 million views in it's first week! Check out the video below.
So what do you think? A great campaign, no? Let me know what your thoughts are on the video. I love to get a conversation going about it. Also, spread the word. It's a short video and every pair of eyes that watch it is one person that is now aware of the disease. If sharing on social media websites, please use the hashtag #SeeHearSpeakNo World Hepatitis Day is July 28th. I missed the date already, but that doesn't mean I can't bring awareness anyways. Watch the video and use the hashtag. Who knows, you may be saving a life. Many thanks, friends. Later!