Hepatitis C may spell trouble for the heart
This World Hepatitis Day, awareness needs to be created on the causes and effects of Hepatitis as also strategies for prevention and getting the right vaccination for this disease.
New Delhi, July 28, 2016: Currently, around the world, about 400 million people are living with viral hepatitis, a liver disease responsible for the death of more people than that caused by HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis. Every year, about 1.4 million die of hepatitis, a figure that is shocking because hepatitis can be prevented!
In the World Health Assembly 2014, 194 governments adopted a resolution to promote global action to prevent, diagnose, and treat viral hepatitis. A global strategy has been created by the World Health Organization to eliminate hepatitis B and C. This will be put forward for adoption during the World Health Assembly in 2016.