According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) the World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, is an opportunity to add momentum to all efforts to implement the her global health sector strategy on hepatitis for 2016-2021 and help countries achieve the final goal – to eliminate hepatitis. The World Hepatitis Day activities are designed to: showcase emerging national responses to hepatitis in heavy burden countries; to encourage actions and engagement by individuals, partners and the public.
Going by available WHO statistics, in 2015 alone, 325 million people were living with chronic hepatitis infections worldwide and a whopping 1.34 million people died of hepatitis in the same year globally even though 95% of people with hepatitis C can be completely cured within 2-3 months.
To know more about the ailment and how to help fast track measures to end its spread and provide treatment please listen to Dr. Sarah Abere on RivEthics this weekend.
You can also listen to and download the Pidgin English version of this Episode below