World Hepatitis Day

Hepatitis is a disease caused by viruses, responsible for high levels of morbidity and mortality worldwide. It is estimated that 57% of cases of liver cirrhosis and 78% of cases of primary liver cancer are caused by the hepatitis B and C viruses. Recognizing the important public health problem that hepatitis represents, at the 63rd World Health Assembly held in 2010 designated July 28 as the World Day to Combat Hepatitis and makes a worldwide call for a comprehensive response in the fight against hepatitis. Since then, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have mobilized to join efforts and establish strategies to combat hepatitis at the regional and global levels.

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