AOH underlines awareness as only way to eliminate hepatitis

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World Hepatitis Day2The World Hepatitis Day, which is observed annually on the 28th July by the World Health Organization (WHO), is focusing on the theme ‘elimination’ this year.

For viral hepatitis, 2016 is a pivotal year for viral hepatitis as the WHO member states are set to adopt the first ever elimination strategy for viral hepatitis, with ambitious targets and a goal to eliminate hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030.

hepday2Understanding Viral Hepatitis

  • According to WHO, around the world 400 million people are infected with hepatitis B and hepatitis C, more than 10 times the number of people living with HIV.
  • An estimated 1.45 million people died of the disease in 2013 – up from less than a million in 1990.

Major Announcements to Leverage Global Elimination Movement – Association of Hospital (AOH)

  • Calls on the general population to take rapid action to improve knowledge about viral hepatitis.
  • Demands increased access to testing and treatment services.
  • Awareness required to prevent viral hepatitis from becoming the leading cause of morbidity & mortality.
  • Screening of people for viral hepatitis is required as hepatitis B and C have been associated with liver cancer.

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