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World Hepatitis Day, 28 July 2016

 

WHO encourages countries to act now to reduce deaths from viral hepatitis

25 July 2016 -- WHO urges countries to take rapid action to improve knowledge about hepatitis, and to increase access to testing and treatment services. Today, only 1 in 20 people with hepatitis know they have it. And just 1 in 100 with the disease is being treated. "The world has ignored hepatitis at its peril," said Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General. "It is time to mobilize a global response to hepatitis on the scale similar to that generated to fight other like HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis."

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Jul 28, 2016 11:39

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