World Health Organisation (WHO) pledged to eliminate hepatitis by 2030. 

The international health agency tweeted, “350 million people are living with viral hepatitis. That’s more than the entire population of the – USA United States of America. Let’s work together to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030. A hepatitis-free future is possible!”. 

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“It is critical to track progress, identify gaps and plan on eliminating viral hepatitis by 2030”. 

A meeting called – World Hepatitis Summit will take place from June 7 to 10, 2022, for which the registrations are already open.

“WHS 2022 will be a dynamic event which showcases innovative work happening at the international level. It is an unique opportunity to network with and learns from the affected community, policymakers, community members, medical professionals and the private sector. Do not miss your chance to come together with the stakeholders from across the world to discuss how, together, we can make – hepatitis elimination a – reality”, cited the official website of WHS. 

Further information related to the summit can be gathered from – https://www.worldhepatitissummit.org/register/. 

What is Hepatitis? 

It refers to the inflammation of the liver. The liver is an important organ which functions to process nutrients such as – filtration of blood and fight infections. When the liver is inflamed or damaged, its’ function can be impacted. Heavy alcohol use, toxins, some medications, & certain medical conditions can cause hepatitis. 

 

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