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World Hepatitis Day: Find the missing millions

Dr. Osagie Ehanire

Every year, July 28 is marked as World Hepatitis Day (WHD). It is a day dedicated to increase the global awareness and understanding of viral hepatitis and the diseases that it causes. Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Health Minister Viral hepatitis is inflammation of the liver caused by a group of viruses known as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E virus. ...

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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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