Know your Hep B Heroes!

The fight against Hepatitis B in the Philippines begins with education and increased awareness. The B Aware campaign of the Hepatology Society of the Philippines seeks to educate and empower the public, and thus "create a new, positive cycle". For its efforts, the B Aware Team was recognized as a HEP HERO by the global #nohep movement. Join us in the effort to raise awareness!

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Know your Hep B Heroes!

Because Hepatitis B infection is a public health concern of epidemic proportions in the Philippines, the Department of Health took the first step towards #elimination by promoting universal vaccination, with emphasis on Hepatitis B vaccination within the first 24 hours of life.

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Mothers with Hepatitis B can pass it on to their baby.

Mother to child transmission at birth is the most common way Filipinos are infected with Hepatitis B. All pregnant women should be tested for Hepatitis B.  Babies should get the free Hepatitis B Vaccine within 24 hours of birth. A shot towards preventing life-long infection. 

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Losing a job opportunity because of Hepatitis B is a form of discrimination.

In most occupations, Hepatitis B status should be irrelevant to your employability. Discrimination against applicants or employees with Hepatitis B is against DOLE Department Advisory No. 5, series of 2010. “You shall not be discriminated against, from pre- to post-employment, including hiring, promotion, or assignment."

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1 out of 7 Adult Filipinos have Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is the leading cause of liver failure and liver cancer in the Philippines. It has been called a "silent killer" because majority of those with hepatitis B do not know they are infected until they develop symptoms from complications.

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B Aware

The B Aware Campaign is built by the Hepatology Society of the Philippines (HSP) in line with its vision to be the lead national organization in advocacy and formulation of national health policies in liver health and disease. Aligned with the Framework for Global Action of the Global Hepatitis Program of the World Health Organisation, the B Aware campaign aims to bring knowledge about Hepatitis B - its risk factors, health consequences, treatment, and prevention - to the general community through the internet, social media, print, and broadcast media. By arming the public with the correct information, we hope to make all Filipinos Hepatitis B-Aware, and rally them to B Tested, B Vaccinated, B Treated.

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Our Partners


Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company’s mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases. Gilead has operations in more than 30 countries worldwide, with headquarters in Foster City, California.

We are proud to support the healthcare and patient communities that work so tirelessly to advocate for and deliver medical advancements to people in need around the world.

Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc.

Ramon Aboitiz Foundation's vision in its 49 years of existence in development work in the Visayas and Mindanao has consistently been "Touching People, Shaping the Future." It has worked towards elevating lives through a comprehensive approach that champions best practices in community development.

The position calls for the foundation to be:

  1. Collaborative – adhering to an inclusive process as a venue for sharing knowledge to gather the best resources, and providing opportunities to establish partnerships;
  2. Holistic – conceptualizing programs that look into multi-issues and draw comprehensive solutions, according to the foundation's and the partners' resources, with the end of empowering people; and a
  3. Role Model – leading communities to sustained change and results by utilizing best practices at the same time exploring innovative solutions, and setting an example to other development partners by promoting their work and causes.

Focus Areas

  1. Integrated Development
  2. Micro-finance & Entrepreneurship
  3. Culture and Heritage
  4. Leadership and Citizenship
  5. Education


  1. Grants & awards
  2. Institutional development & planning
  3. Knowledge sharing & advocacy
  4. Services & facilities

Yellow Warriors Society Philippines

The Yellow Warriors Society Philippines is a nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to promote a healthy and productive society by fighting and preventing Hepatitis B and C as major health problems in the Philippines, crashing all forms of discrimination upon hepatitis B and C carriers, and diminishing suffering from it through advocacy, research, education, and service.