World Hepatitis Day: WHO targets eliminating viral hepatitis by 2030

World Hepatitis Day: WHO targets eliminating viral hepatitis by 2030

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28 July marks World Hepatitis Day, and the World Health Organization (WHO) has set out the first ever Global Strategy for Viral Hepatitis, which sets a goal of eliminating viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030. Viral hepatitis, which is commonly caused by the Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis D and Hepatitis E viruses, continues to affect millions of people worldwide.
30 Jul 2016 - General
@An Chau, yes definitely agree that there are still some social stigma of chronic hep B and hep C. I would say there true prevalence of the disease burden is likely more than what was shown in the statistic. The effective treatment of chronic hepatitis C is the real excitement in the world of hepatology. But, on average, the 3 months period of new treatment for chronic hep c will require around Euro 50,000 per patient !!! The cost effective analysis did showed that it will still be cost effect...
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"For many patients, disclosing that they have hepatitis is not easy due to the social stigma involved. Many who live with the disease will do so silently, and it is often referred to as the ‘shadow epidemic’ due to its asymptomatic nature, and will persist for life in most infected individuals." Thus world hepatitis day is a great way to promote awareness and educate the community.
Here is an article I wrote a few months putting the spotlight on Hepatitis C - the only strain yet to...
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Viral hepatitis associated mortality is increasing gradually from year of 1990 to 2013. Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C remain the main culprit of chronic hepatitis, causing on-going damage to the liver, causing liver cirrhosis , which give rises to the complications like oesophageal/gastric varices, encephalopathy, ascites, and hepato-cellular carcinoma. Hepatitis B vaccination is 1 of the important preventative measure. Currently, there are a few new effective medications available (direct actin...
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