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New York, July 27 (JEN): Calling for “bold political leadership” ahead of World Hepatitis Day, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday urged countries to take advantage of recent reductions in the costs of diagnosing and treating viral hepatitis and scale up investments in disease elimination. more
‘Large majority’ of millions living with hepatitis have no access to testing or treatment – UN agency

New York, Apr 22(Just Earth News): New data published by the United Nations health agency has revealed that a vast majority of the estimated 325 million people living with chronic hepatitis ...

UN health strategy making access to new, revolutionary hepatitis C treatment possible

New York, Oct 28 (Just Earth News): According to the United Nations heath agency, since the approval of new medicines for hepatitis C – offering a cure rate of over 95 per cent, fewer ...

Scale up efforts against hepatitis: WHO

Hepatitis is preventable and treatable but continues to be an acute public health challenge globally and in countries of WHO South-East Asia Region. Viral hepatitis kills approximately 350 0 ...

UN health agency to launch new hepatitis testing guidelines ahead of World Day

New York, July 26 (Just Earth News): Ahead of World Hepatitis Day – observed annually on 28 July – the United Nations health agency has said it plans to release new testing gui ...

On World Day, UN health agency calls for rapid increase in voluntary blood donations

New York, June 14 (Just Earth News): On World Blood Donor Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for a rapid increase in voluntary blood donations in more than half of the count ...

UN-backed summit opens to harnesses global momentum to eliminate viral hepatitis

New York, Sep 3 (JEN): Delegates from more than 60 countries are gathered in Glasgow for the first-ever World Hepatitis Summit that began on Wednesday aiming to provide “a wake-up call ...

'Prevent hepatitis; Act now,' declares UN targeting hepatitis B and C

New York, Jul 29 (JEN): Marking World Hepatitis Day 2015, which falls on 28 July in honour of the birthday of the scientist who discovered the hepatitis B virus and its first vaccine, the Un ...

UN health agency to mark World Hepatitis Day with pilot initiative to curb unsafe injections

New York, July 24 (JEN) The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Thursdaythat it will commemorate the fifth World Hepatitis Day next week with a global ?injection safety initiative ...

UN's aim to simplify care for millions infected with hepatitis B

New York, mar 13 (JEN): With 650,000 deaths caused by hepatitis B each year, and with up to 240 million people worldwide infected with the virus’s chronic strain, the United Nations h ...