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  • Gambia commemorates World Hepatitis Day 2016

    Banjul, The Gambia, 24th August 2016 - The Gambia joined the rest of the international community to commemorate World Hepatitis Day in a form of a press briefing organized by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoH&SW) in collabo-ration with World Health Organization (WHO) and the Medical Research Council (MRC). The objective of this gathering was to sensitize journalists on hepatitis to enable them disseminate the necessary information to a wider audience of the general public. The event was…
  • By 2030, viral hepatitis to be eliminated from the African Region

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 21 August 2016 – By 2030, the African Region wants to eliminate viral hepatitis as a major public health threat. With the launch of the document “Prevention, Care and Treatment of viral hepatitis in the African Region: Framework for action 2016–2020”, WHO provides guidance to Member States in the Region on how to implement the first-ever Global Health Sector Strategy on viral hepatitis, which was adopted last May at the World Health Assembly.
  • Célébration au Togo de la Journée Mondiale de lutte contre l'’hépatite, édition 2016

    Les activités marquant la commémoration de la Journée Mondiale de lutte contre l’hépatite, édition 2016, ont été officiellement lancées ce 16 août  2016 dans la salle de réunion de l’Ecole de Santé Publique de Lomé. Le thème retenu pour cette année est « Connaitre l’hépatite. Agir maintenant ». Le lancement a été fait lors d’une séance d’information sur les hépatites organisée à l’intention d’une vingtaine de journalistes par la Ligue Togolaise de Lutte contre les Hépatites (LTLH) avec l’appui de l’OMS.

100 million people

Hepatitis B affects an estimated 100 million people in the African Region (mainly in West and Central Africa)

19 million adults

An estimated 19 million adults in the African Region are chronically infected with hepatitis C.

90 %

Over 90% of people with hepatitis C can be completely cured within 3–6 months.

Viral hepatitis

 

By 2030, the African Region wants to eliminate viral hepatitis as a major public health threat. With the launch of the document Prevention, Care and Treatment of viral hepatitis in the African Region: Framework for action 2016–2020, WHO provides guidance to Member States in the Region on how to implement the first-ever Global Health Sector Strategy on viral hepatitis. 

Overview

Fact sheets

icon Hepatitis (African Region)

 - Hepatitis A- Hepatitis B- Hepatitis C
 - Hepatitis D- Hepatitis E 

Campaign materials

 

- Infographics

- Snackable content

World Hepatitis Summit

 

World Hepatitis Summit 2017

Date: 1-3 November 2017
Place: São Paulo, Brazil