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GLOBALHealthPR announces official support for World Hepatitis Day

GLOBALHealthPR and its India partner ‘MediaMedic Communications’ have announced their official support for World Hepatitis Day, July 28, 2016, joining a plethora of organisations fighting to eliminate hepatitis.

World Hepatitis Day unites people from all walks of life to raise awareness of the substantial global burden of viral hepatitis and to provoke real change in disease prevention, testing and treatment options.World-Hepatitis-Day

The theme for this year’s World Hepatitis Day is ‘Elimination’. In May 2016, World Health Organization (WHO) member States that attended the World Health Assembly, Geneva, Switzerland, committed to eliminating viral hepatitis by 2030.

The WHO Global Health Sector Strategy (2016-2021) on viral hepatitis aims to reduce the annual death rate from chronic hepatitis from 1.4 million to less than 0.5 million by 2030.

World Hepatitis Day (July 28, 2016) provides an important reminder for families and communities to talk about viral hepatitis and ensure we turn the tide on Hepatitis and hepatitis.

According to Raquel Peck, CEO of the World Hepatitis Alliance, London, UK, “We are at a turning point for viral hepatitis. We have the tools, we have the commitment and what we need now is action.

“We are asking all stakeholders to join us in celebrating the launch of NOhep on World Hepatitis Day, to help eliminate viral hepatitis – an illness that affects 400 million people worldwide.”

NOhep is a global World Hepatitis Alliance movement that aims to unite the hepatitis community and broader public to take action and call upon governments to ensure global commitments are met by 2030.

Vaccinate for NOhep. 300,000 cancer deaths a year can be prevented. Join NOhep for universal vaccination coverage.

Test for NOhep. 95 per cent of people living with viral hepatitis don’t know they are living with the disease. Join NOhep for increased testing among those at-risk.

Treat for NOhep. 4,000 people die each day, yet life-saving medicines exist. Join NOhep for greater access to life-saving treatments. Great strides have already been made, but so much more can be done to ensure 2016 is the beginning of the end of viral hepatitis.

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