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  • Lagos State Unveils First Operational Plan for Viral Hepatitis

    Lagos, 24 February 2017 - The Lagos State Ministry of Health is now a trailblazer in efforts to curb transmission of viral hepatitis. It achieved the feat by developing the first time Operational Plan for the control of viral hepatitis in the State.  This came on the heels of the adoption of the 2016 National Council on Health resolution that calls for the establishment of state-specific Viral Hepatitis Control Programmes in the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory.
  • 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.

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