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"World Hepatitis Day 2021 - Hepatitis can’t wait"

"World Hepatitis Day is observed each year on 28 July to raise awareness of viral hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver that causes severe liver disease and hepatocellular cancer. This year’s theme is “Hepatitis can’t wait”, conveying the urgency of efforts needed to eliminate hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030. With a person dying every 30 seconds from a hepatitis related illness – even in the current COVID-19 crisis – we can’t wait to act on viral hepatitis."

Implementation of national and regional public policies in response to hepatitis

Viral hepatitis is a global public health problem that affects millions of people every year, causing disability and death. It requires an urgent global response and progress in public policy to achieve national goals in line with the global vision of eliminating hepatitis as a public health problem.

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The elimination of hepatitis in the context of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and universal health coverage by 2030

The global strategy of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDAs) against hepatitis aims to eliminate the public health problem of viral hepatitis by 2030. In doing so, countries can save lives and reduce the costs associated with long-term care for cirrhosis and liver cancer as a result of untreated hepatitis.

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Access to hepatitis prevention, testing and treatment services

Strengthening the public health response in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance of viral hepatitis, thereby reducing hepatitis morbidity and mortality

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