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World Hepatitis Day: Hepatitis elimination efforts gain momentum

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

New World Health Organisation (WHO) data from 28 countries – representing approximately 70% of the global hepatitis burden – indicate that efforts to eliminate hepatitis are gaining momentum. Published to coincide with World Hepatitis Day, the data reveal that nearly all 28 countries have established high-level national hepatitis elimination committees (with plans and targets in place) and more than half ...

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World Hepatitis Day: Nigeria, others carry half of world’s chronic hepatitis burden


As the world gets set to observe this year’s edition of World Hepatitis Day, indications have emerged that Nigeria harbours one of the world’s highest number of sufferers of hepatitis. Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver tissue, leading in some cases to yellow discoloration of the skin and whites of the eyes. Indeed, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has included ...

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