Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY), Co-Chair of the Congressional Hepatitis Caucus, introduced legislation to recognize World Hepatitis Day, designated for Sunday, July 28th.
“As Co-Chair of the Congressional Hepatitis Caucus, I am committed to raising awareness and making sure we dedicate resources to combating this disease,” said Rep. Meng. “In particular, the hepatitis B virus (HBV) disproportionately affects Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) who account for more than half of HBV cases in the United States despite making up only 6% of the population. I urge my colleagues to join me in commemorating World Hepatitis Day and emphasizing the importance of getting tested in order to stay healthy. I will continue to support finding a cure and raising awareness of this horrible disease in Congress.”
Grace Meng and Dr. Gloria Wu, publisher of Journal of Asian Health, Aug. 23, 2019, Democratic National Committee Summer Meeting, San Francisco Hilton Hotel, Union Square.