|Emergency Operations Center Update on Influenza A(H1N1) June 11|
EOC Situation Report #21
Thursday, 11 June 2009
6:00 pm, EDT
The PAHO/WHO Emergency Operations Center Situation Report will issue situation reports as the situation requires.
The Cuban-American singer, two-time Grammy award-winner Jon Secada, whose father died of hepatitis, teamed up with the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and urges everyone to learn more and to get tested for the virus.
Please join us for the launch of the Viral Hepatitis Global Policy Report in advance of World Hepatitis Day (28 July) live via webinar on Wednesday, 24th July 2013, at 12.30pm CET (Geneva time). The report outlines the policies in place for viral hepatitis across the world. 126 Member States participated in this study.
Viral hepatitis affects some 424 million people throughout the world, killing 1.4 million per year as a result of complications such as acute liver failure, cirrhosis, or liver cancer. The disease is sometimes called a "silent epidemic" because most people who are infected are unaware of their status.
PAHO/WHO Warns of Growing Health Toll of Hepatitis (07/27/2011)
Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization