“Invest in eliminating hepatitis”, UN health agency urges ahead of World Hepatitis Day

26 July 2019

Recent reductions in the costs of diagnosing and treating viral hepatitis should be an incentive for countries to scale up investments in disease elimination.

That’s the view of the World Health Organization which is calling on all countries to take advantage of the lower costs and match investments to eliminate the disease.

Ahead of World Hepatitis Day, marked this Sunday, WHO’s hepatitis team leader, Dr. Marc Bulterys spoke spoke to UN News’s Samuel Mungai, and explained prevention measures that some countries are taking to protect against hepatitis related diseases.

Audio Credit:
Samuel Mungai, UN News - Geneva
Audio Duration:
4'26"

 

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