The hepatitis viruses are of 5 types- Hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E. This World Hepatitis Day, pledge to take charge of your health and combat together for a healthier, fitter nation.
The objective of World Hepatitis Day is to make aware and educate people around. The growing burden of this ailmentHepatitis is one of the major killer infectious diseases along with tuberculosis.
HIV and malaria325 million people worldwide. People deaths 1.4 million every year are caused by Hepatitis B and C
New Delhi: Every year, 28th July is commemorated as the World Hepatitis Day. The objective of this day is to make aware. Educate people around the growing burden of this ailment that affects individuals and health systems of countries alike.
Every year, 28th July is commemorated as World Hepatitis Day. The objective of this day is to make aware and educate people around. The growing burden of this ailment that affects individuals and health systems of countries alike.
Hepatitis is thus regarded as an important public health problem across the world, hence. “Invest in eliminating hepatitis” is the theme for this year. As per the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Meanwhile, India aims to combat hepatitis and achieve countrywide elimination of Hepatitis C by 2030. For this, the government has rolled out the National Viral Hepatitis Control Program (NVHCP) in July 2018. To help combat Hepatitis B and C, the program offers free diagnostics and lifelong drugs for its management.
What is Hepatitis?
Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. Most commonly. It is a viral infection that leads to an inflammatory condition of the liver. However, hepatitis also occurs due to toxic elements like alcohol, after-effects of some medications, toxins, etc.
It can also be caused by autoimmune hepatitis. A condition in which the body’s own immune system attacks the liver. Causing it to become inflamed, said Dr. Binita Priyambada, Senior Consultant, Medical Team at Docprime.com. Read on to learn more about this condition, including the symptoms, treatment, and prevention.
Who tasks African leaders to invest in hepatitis B vaccination
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has advised African leaders to invest in Hepatitis B vaccination for all newborns. Integrate hepatitis interventions as part of health system strengthening.
The global health body noted that despite the availability of diagnostic tools. Effective treatment, less than one in 10 of the 71 million people with Hepatitis B or C in Africa have access to testing. More than 200,000 die yearly due to complications like end-stage liver cirrhosis and liver cancer.
Who Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, who made the call at a briefing to mark the 2019 World Hepatitis Day in Abuja. Appealed to partners and pharmaceutical companies to reduce the cost of hepatitis B and C diagnostics and medicines.
World Hepatitis Day: India’s monsoon health woes
The World Health Organisation has listed viral hepatitis. As a major public health problem throughout the world and particularly in India. “… it is a serious health concern in India, with over a crore people suffering from hepatitis C. This is six times the number of HIV/AIDS patients,” according to. Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO regional director for Southeast Asia.
A WHO release says hepatitis is preventable and treatable. But remains an acute public health challenge globally and in the Southeast Asia region.
Viral hepatitis kills approximately 3,50,000 people every year in the Southeast Asia region. Is responsible for more deaths than HIV and malaria put together.