Global Hepatitis Network against ‘silent crisis’
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Hepatitis may not be as notorious a disease as HIV/AIDS, but it kills almost as many people each year.
The World Health Organization, World Hepatitis Alliance and the Coalition for the Eradication of Viral Hepatitis in Asia-Pacific (CEVHAP) unveiled on Friday in Singapore the first Global Hepatitis Network to foster international collaboration in stemming viral hepatitis, a deadly liver disease said to afflict over 500 million people worldwide.
The network will help build capacity and strengthen national, regional and global action in tackling viral hepatitis through:
- Raising awareness
- Promoting partnerships
- Mobilizing resources
- Evidence-based policy and data
- Prevention of transmission
- Screening, care and treatment
- Health Care