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

Delegates from more than 60 countries are gathered in Glasgow for the first-ever World Hepatitis Summit that began today aiming to provide “a wake-up call to build momentum to prevent, diagnose, treat – and eventually eliminate – viral hepatitis as a public health problem,” the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.

Unsafe jabs targeted in new push against hepatitis

The risk of dying from the hepatitis virus has been cut massively in some parts of the world, but it remains a major threat in others, UN experts said Thursday.

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UN guidelines aim to simplify care for millions infected with hepatitis B

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 health agency today issued its first ever official guidance for treating the disease.