World Hepatitis Day
28 July 2022
Bringing hepatitis care closer to you
In the Americas:
New data shows that, there are 10,000 new hepatitis B infections each year, and 23,000 deaths.
New WHO estimates of hepatitis C show that each year, there are 67,000 new infections in the Americas and 84,000 deaths.
Only about 18% of people living with Hepatitis B have been diagnosed, and only 3% of them are receiving treatment.
Only 22% of people chronically infected with Hepatitis C have been diagnosed, and just 18% of them have received treatment.
On World Hepatitis Day, Guyana scales up efforts towards the elimination of viral hepatitis
To mark World Hepatitis Day, Guyana is launching its first hepatitis C treatment program. With the technical cooperation and support of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Guyana is receiving rapid testing kits as well as life-saving medicines. Read more...