Today is World Hepatitis Day. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that every year viral hepatitis kills 1.4 million men and women on average, with many more becoming newly infected. This is why, the theme of this year’s campaign is Prevent Hepatitis. Achieving this goal means not only building appropriate awareness among the general public and healthcare staff on how different types of hepatitis infection can be prevented, but also on how to improve access to and delivery of the core services that improve vaccinations against it, blood and injection safety, and reduced harm. With better prevention, 4000 lives can be saved per day.
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