Thursday, July 28, 2016

World Hepatitis Day

Copyright © Françoise Herrmann

Today is world Hepatitis Day!

The World Hepatitis Day Organization, in coordination with the World Health Organization, requests “No Hep by 2030” as the next greatest achievement of the world!

Despite the discovery of vaccines and highly effective cures, an estimated 10 million people are infected worldwide, 95% of whom do not know they are infected, and only 1%  actually have access to treatment. As a result, an estimated 1.4 million infected people die each year of viral hepatitis. Thus, the World Health Organization theme for World Hepatitis Day 2016 implores: “Know hepatitis, Act Now!

WHO – World Health organization – Hepatitis Day 2016
World Hepatitis Day Org

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