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Egypt has diagnosed 87% of people living with hepatitis C and provided curative treatment for 93% of those diagnosed.
While global hepatitis B virus prevalence has decreased, elimination by 2030 may not be feasible.
Viral hepatitis could kill more people than malaria, tuberculosis and HIV combined if trends continue.
However, deaths due to liver cancer in men and lung cancer in women are increasing in most countries.
Eliminating viral hepatitis by 2030 requires support and funding from organizations large and small.
The program aims to expand testing, reduce drug costs and raise awareness of hepatitis C.
Greater political will and financial support for national programs are needed to eliminate viral hepatitis.
WHO offers the best ways to prevent, diagnose and treat HIV, hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections for five key populations.
The virus can be transmitted via respiratory droplets at close range, but it does not spread through the air over longer distances.
As unexplained hepatitis cases in children rise globally, countries must unite to eliminate viral hepatitis.
Conservative nations objected to “sexual rights” in the WHA’s global plan to fight HIV, hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections.
Nearly 200 cases of pediatric hepatitis have now been reported in more than a dozen countries and several states.
The debut of guidance from the World Health Organization includes self-testing for hepatitis C virus. [VIDEO]
Iceland becomes the first high-income country to meet the WHO’s targets for diagnosing and treating hepatitis C.
Disruptions in access to treatment and harm reduction services could set back effort to eliminate hep C in the U.S.
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