âSee no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.â
Itâs a famous proverb with many meanings attached to it â mostly concerned with peopleâs refusal to accept problems.
However, the ancient proverb is now being used to help spearhead a campaign arranged by the World Hepatitis Alliance to raise awareness of World Hepatitis Day, which takes place on Saturday 28th July.
On that day, the World Hepatitis Alliance is hoping to set the Guinness World Record for having the most people performing the âsee no evil, hear no evil, speak no evilâ actions in 24 hours at multiple venues around the world. (The link is the fear that hepatitis is being ignored around the world.)
Barmy? Quirky? Fun? Itâs up to you to decide. But one thingâs for sure: thereâs a crucial need to raise awareness of hepatitis. Shockingly, one in 12 people worldwide is living with either chronic hepatitis B or C â thatâs far higher than the prevalence of HIV or any cancer. Yet – in the words of the World Hepatitis Alliance – awareness is âinexplicably lowâ.
Hepatitis and travel insurance
Living with hepatitis is no reason to miss out on a happy holiday. But it does give you some extra things to consider when youâre choosing travel insurance. For starters, youâll need to find an insurer that is happy to cover your condition. Sadly, that can be tricky sometimes. And if you do find cover, the premium is often prohibitively expensive.
It doesnât have to be that way. (more…)