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World Hepatitis Day 2016

World Hepatitis Day 2016 (28th July)

This year marks an incredible turning point for viral hepatitis as at the World Health Assembly in May, the member states of the World Health Organisation (WHO) set out to ‘ELIMINATE VIRAL HEPATITIS’. The ambitious goal is to set out a strategy to completely eliminate hepatitis as a threat to public health by 2030, to which national governments will sign up to a commitment, for the first time in history.

About World Hepatitis Day

The first World Hepatitis Day was back in 2010 where the World Health Organisation made this one of just four specific disease world health days which were to be celebrated every year (on the 28th July). The aim was to help raise awareness of viral hepatitis, improve access to treatments, better programs for prevention and for government action, and by millions of people taking part to help achieve these goals.

About the World Hepatitis Alliance

The WHA (World Hepatitis Alliance) is a patient driven and led independent organisation which is also non-governmental, and whose members consists of:
  • 230 organisations
  • Across 81 countries
  • Working in the viral hepatitis field

The main aims of the WHA are:

  • Improve the lives of people living with or affected by chronic viral hepatitis
  • Reduce and even Stop the death toll
  • Provide global leadership and support action

The aim is to achieve these goals by:

  • Improving general awareness for the condition
  • Prevention
  • Better levels of care
  • Improve access to support and treatment
Each year, World Hepatitis Day marks the significance of continuing to develop new and better treatments for viral hepatitis, improve care and support for people, as well as influencing change in prevention. 2016 marks the first year where the notion of ‘Elimination’ has ever been chaired and will also mark a landmark moment in history.

About Hepatitis Life Insurance:

There are several different types of hepatitis as well as a number of different factors that underwriters will take into account when looking at underwriting hepatitis life insurance. Most factors are:
  • Presence of Antibodies and Antigens in the blood
  • Serology results
  • Liver damage
  • Past infections / Disease
  • Alcohol consumption
Hepatitis life insurance can and regularly will incur an additional loading to premiums from around 100% up to decline, depending on the severity, type and other significant factors. Over the past several years, The Insurance Surgery has managed to obtain hepatitis life insurance for many clients and we are able to source the best options for you to get the cover you need in place. Below are some recent examples of clients who have obtained hepatitis life cover through The Insurance Surgery:

Case Study 1

  • Client: Male – Age35
  • Smoker Status: Non-Smoker
  • Condition: Hepatitis B
  • Cover Date: May 2016
  • Product Type: Level Term Assurance
  • Cover Amount: £150,000
  • Cover Term: 30 years
  • Premium: £31.11

Case Study 2

  • Client: Female – Age 48
  • Smoker Status: Non-Smoker
  • Condition: HIV & Hepatitis B Contact
  • Cover Date: December 2015
  • Product Type: Level Term Assurance
  • Cover Amount: £50,000
  • Cover Term: 10 years
  • Premium: £82.43
All Other Companies Quoted Decline

Case Study 3

  • Client: Male – Age 43
  • Smoker Status: Non-Smoker
  • Condition: Hepatitis B
  • Cover Date: May 2016
  • Product Type: Level Term Assurance
  • Cover Amount: £200,000
  • Cover Term: 17 years
  • Premium: £33.08

For more information about Hepatitis Life Insurance or Hepatitis Travel Insurance, call the experts on 0800 083 2829 or visit our home page.