World Liver Day 2024, 19 April 2024

WLD

Your liver is an incredible organ, performing more than 500 vital functions, such as filtering toxins and aiding in digestion and metabolism. Yet, liver health is often overlooked. Each year, thousands of people are affected by liver disease. 1.5 billion people live with chronic liver disease, and 2 million lives are lost yearly. Early prevention can save many of these lives.

World Liver Day aims to spotlight the rising burden of liver diseases and the urgent need for concerted global action.
Beginning as a national effort in India, it has now become a worldwide movement, connecting people from every continent, including communities, doctors, and policymakers to promote liver health.

This year, the joint World Liver Day campaign aims to raise awareness about the vital role of the liver, and the importance of taking proactive steps to maintain a healthy liver. The campaign is open to all from patients to policymakers; however, the theme really focuses on providing universally applicable and accessible information to those living with, caring for, or preventing liver disease. Through the joint and international efforts of EASL, AASLD, ALEH SOLDA and the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver, the goal of putting liver health on the global agenda and making April 19 a success will be achieved.

You can find further information such as Liver disease factsheets, Liver health lesson plans and Patient Stories on this website: www.worldliverday.org

Further information on social media:
X: @Worldliverday https://twitter.com/worldliverday
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/world-liver-day/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/worldliverday/