Hepatitis: increasing access to diagnosis and treatment could save millions of lives in the Americas
On World Hepatitis Day, July 28, the Pan American Health
Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) acknowledges stepped-up
global and regional action to prevent and control viral hepatitis in recent
years and the potential for new drugs to cure the disease. But the Organization
also highlights the need to make the benefits of this progress more accessible
for those who need them most.
WHO welcomes global momentum on viral hepatitis
23 JULY 2014 ¦ MELBOURNE/GENEVA - On World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, WHO welcomes new progress in tackling one of the world’s most serious diseases. Viral hepatitis – a group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E – affects millions of people worldwide, causing acute and chronic liver disease and killing close to 1.4 million people every year.
Partners sign call to action on hepatitis
WHO - Participants of the first global partners' meeting on hepatitis convened by WHO in March 2014 agree on a historic "Call to action to scale up global hepatitis response".
Jon Secada and PAHO/WHO team up for hepatitis awareness (07/25/2013)
Invitation to launch of the Viral Hepatitis Global Policy Report in advance of World Hepatitis Day (07/23/2013)
Hepatitis is a silent epidemic that kills two people per minute throughout the world (07/23/2013)
Fighting hepatitis requires integrated approach, strong support from countries and partners (05/21/2013)
New year, new materials: PAHO releases an infographic to continue the fight against Hepatitis in the Americas (01/11/2013)
PAHO Calls for Strengthening the Fight Against Hepatitis, a "Silent" Disease that Affects Millions of People in the Americas (07/26/2012)
PAHO events during the XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C. (07/19/2012)
The Region of the Americas is preparing the commemoration of "World Hepatitis Day" (06/24/2012)
Affiliated Independent Event on Viral Hepatitis and HIV Co-Infection in the Program of the International Conference on AIDS (06/20/2012)
The PAHO holds the first Regional Meeting on Viral Hepatitis in Latin America and the Caribbean (06/19/2012)
PAHO/WHO Warns of Growing Health Toll of Hepatitis (07/27/2011)