Our Mission and Story
The Hepatitis B Foundation is the only national non-profit organization solely dedicated to the global problem of hepatitis B.
We are dedicated to finding a cure and improving the quality of life for those affected by hepatitis B worldwide.
Our commitment includes funding focused research, promoting disease awareness, supporting immunization and treatment initiatives, and serving as the primary source of information for patients and their families, the medical and scientific community, and the general public.
In 1991, Paul and Janine Witte and Dr. Timothy Block and his wife Joan were deeply moved by the plight of a young family affected by hepatitis B.
To the dismay of the Wittes and Blocks, they discovered there was no place for this family to turn for support, nor was there any organization devoted to finding a cure for hepatitis B.
With the personal support of Dr. Baruch Blumberg, who won the Nobel Prize for his discovery of the hepatitis B virus, the Wittes and Dr. Block responded to this unmet need by working tirelessly to establish the Hepatitis B Foundation.
The Hepatitis B Foundation has since grown into a professional organization with a global reach. Our goal is to improve the lives of those affected by hepatitis B through a comprehensive program of research, education and patient advocacy.
Hepatitis B Foundation Celebrates 20th Anniversary (1991 - 2011)
Watch the short video on YouTube that captures the 20 year history of the Hepatitis B Foundation through old photos and interviews with the founders and Nobel Laureate Dr. Baruch Blumberg. View now!
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