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

Source: Devex (link opens in a new window)

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health care, infectious diseases, rural healthcare delivery