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World Hepatitis Day : A Hepatitis Free Future by Dpharmacist: 12:55am On Jul 28
World Hepatitis Day is commemorated each year on 28 July to enhance awareness of viral hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver that causes a range of health problems, including liver cancer.

There are five main strains of the hepatitis virus – A, B, C, D and E. Together, hepatitis B and C are the most common cause of deaths, with 1.3 million lives lost each year. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, viral hepatitis continues to claim thousands of lives every day.

This year’s theme is “ Hepatitis-free future, ” with a strong focus on preventing hepatitis B among mothers and newborns.

The date of 28 July was chosen because it is the birthday of Nobel-prize winning scientist Dr Baruch Blumberg, who discovered hepatitis B virus (HBV) and developed a diagnostic test and vaccine for the virus.

Statistics
* 125 million people are living with viral hepatitis B and C.
* 347,143 deaths per year is caused by hepatitis B virus infection.
* 4% of people living with hepatitis B and 19% living with hepatitis C know their hepatitis status.
* 16% of children, globally, have access to the birth dose of the hepatitis B vaccine.

Campaign
A hepatitis-free future is achievable with a united effort.
WHO is calling on all countries to work together to eliminate viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030. The aim is to:

PREVENT infection among newborns. All newborns should be vaccinated against hepatitis B at birth, followed by at least 2 additional doses.

STOP TRANSMISSION from MOTHER to CHILD . All pregnant women should be routinely tested for hepatitis B, HIV and syphilis and receive treatment if needed.

LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND . Everyone should have access to hepatitis prevention, testing and treatment services, including people who inject drugs, people in prisons, migrants, and other highly-affected populations.

EXPAND access to testing and treatment. Timely testing and treatment of viral hepatitis can prevent liver cancer and other severe liver diseases.

MAINTAIN essential hepatitis services during COVID-19. Prevention and care services for hepatitis - such as infant immunization, harm reduction services and continuous treatment of chronic hepatitis B - are essential even during the pandemic.

Themes
Each year focuses on a specific theme. The list of themes is as follows:
2011 : Hepatitis affects everyone, everywhere. Know it. Confront it. Confront her.
2012 : It’s closer than you think.
2013 : More must be done to stop this silent killer.
2014 : Hepatitis: Think Again
2015 : Prevention of viral Hepatitis. Act now.
2016 : Know Hepatitis-Act now.
2017 : Eliminate Hepatities.
2018 : Test. Treat. Hepatitis.
2019 : Invest in eliminating hepatitis.
2020: Hepatitis Free future

We can have a hepatitis free future.

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Re: World Hepatitis Day : A Hepatitis Free Future by Dpharmacist: 12:59am On Jul 28
World Hepatitis Day is one of eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization ( WHO), along with World Health Day , World Blood Donor Day , World Immunization Week , World Tuberculosis Day , World No Tobacco Day , World Malaria Day and World AIDS Day .


Lalasticlala and all nairalanders Lets join hands together to eliminate hepatitis before 2030.

Below is a link for an article on how to prevent Mother to child transmission of hepatitis B.
Download link:
https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/978-92-4-000270-8

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Re: World Hepatitis Day : A Hepatitis Free Future by Dpsychologist: 1:12am On Jul 28
Hepatitis is a very Dangerous disease. We just thank God it is curable. I believe that if we stand firm we can eliminate it.
#HappyWorldHepatitisDay

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Re: World Hepatitis Day : A Hepatitis Free Future by Kalatium(m): 1:17am On Jul 28
Happy World Hepatitis Day I believe in a hepatitis free world in the future.
Re: World Hepatitis Day : A Hepatitis Free Future by ChybuzzDD(m): 6:04am On Jul 28
Dpsychologist:

Hepatitis is a very Dangerous disease. We just thank God it is curable. I believe that if we stand firm we can eliminate it.
#HappyWorldHepatitisDay

Hepatitis B is not curable, that's why the emphasis is on prevention.
I wonder where you got your own news from.
You can only eliminate it via breaking the chain of transmission, but in Nigeria where recklessness and religious beliefs supersede medical advice, that'll be a far cry.

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Re: World Hepatitis Day : A Hepatitis Free Future by Dpsychologist: 7:35am On Jul 28
ChybuzzDD:


Hepatitis B is not curable, that's why the emphasis is on prevention.
I wonder where you got your own news from.
You can only eliminate it via breaking the chain of transmission, but in Nigeria where recklessness and religious beliefs supersede medical advice, that'll be a far cry.
Dude i said Hepatitis and i did not specify. But u single handedly chose hepatitis B to rebuff my statement.

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Re: World Hepatitis Day : A Hepatitis Free Future by ChybuzzDD(m): 7:46am On Jul 28
Dpsychologist:

Dude i said Hepatitis and i did not specify. But u single handedly chose hepatitis B to rebuff my statement.

That even makes it worse, bros.
"Hepatitis" is not a single disease(there's no single disease known as "hepatitis "wink, and many of the causes are not curable.
Hepatitis is a term used to describe the inflammation of the liver.
Causes of hepatitis are numerous and include viruses(viral hepatitis A to E), bacteria, protozoa, parasites, drugs, alcohol, etc.

Be specific next time.

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Re: World Hepatitis Day : A Hepatitis Free Future by Tumbulum: 8:53am On Jul 28
Get tested,get vaccinated and you will doing your part in reducing the spread of the virus.
Re: World Hepatitis Day : A Hepatitis Free Future by Slawormir: 9:57am On Jul 28
Damnnnnn niggarrr
Nice
Re: World Hepatitis Day : A Hepatitis Free Future by MANNABBQGRILLS: 9:58am On Jul 28
For those who may not know what hepatitis is,
Let us tell you in lay man's language.

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver.

THE MOST COMMON TYPES are,

Hepatitis B
A serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus that's easily preventable by a vaccine.

Hepatitis C
An infection caused by a virus that attacks the liver and leads to inflammation.

Alcoholic hepatitis
Liver inflammation caused by drinking too much alcohol.

Dpharmacist,
Thanks for this thread!

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Re: World Hepatitis Day : A Hepatitis Free Future by Centcanada: 9:58am On Jul 28
Heal the world oh lord!
Re: World Hepatitis Day : A Hepatitis Free Future by Ipromote: 9:59am On Jul 28
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Re: World Hepatitis Day : A Hepatitis Free Future by yougrichy: 10:00am On Jul 28
Sensitization worlwide is what we need as regards to this disease.
Re: World Hepatitis Day : A Hepatitis Free Future by humblyphilip: 10:01am On Jul 28
No ash tag to make this viral??.

Let's all go to our social media platform and make the ashtag: #letsendhapatitis go viral, by sharing your thought on how this can be achieved
Re: World Hepatitis Day : A Hepatitis Free Future by sodiqajibola(m): 10:01am On Jul 28
health is wealth
Re: World Hepatitis Day : A Hepatitis Free Future by OkhaiAsein(m): 10:03am On Jul 28
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Re: World Hepatitis Day : A Hepatitis Free Future by vizzyswagh(m): 10:03am On Jul 28
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Re: World Hepatitis Day : A Hepatitis Free Future by Amopeekun(f): 10:04am On Jul 28
We should all get tested and if negative, get vaccinated. We will be doing our part. Those who test positive should go for the LIVER FUNCTION TEST AND THE VIRAL LOAD, if possible, to start treatment. May God heal our land.

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Re: World Hepatitis Day : A Hepatitis Free Future by YorubaKinging: 10:05am On Jul 28
The devil is a liar
Re: World Hepatitis Day : A Hepatitis Free Future by UDUJ(m): 10:06am On Jul 28
Dpsychologist:

Dude i said Hepatitis and i did not specify. But u single handedly chose hepatitis B to rebuff my statement.

The guy is correct. There are various classes of hepatitis with varying symptoms and treatment procedures thus you can't just say HEPATITIS in singular

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Re: World Hepatitis Day : A Hepatitis Free Future by DAutoDiagnosis: 10:06am On Jul 28
Where can one get free vaccination

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Re: World Hepatitis Day : A Hepatitis Free Future by Anonimoss(f): 10:07am On Jul 28
ChybuzzDD:


That even makes it worse, bros.
"Hepatitis" is not a single disease(there's no single disease known as "hepatitis "wink, and many of the causes are not curable.
Hepatitis is a term used to describe the inflammation of the liver.
Causes of hepatitis are numerous and include viruses(viral hepatitis A to E), bacteria, protozoa, parasites, drugs, alcohol, etc.

Be specific next time.

So does it mean people with hepatitis b are likely to die sooner?
Re: World Hepatitis Day : A Hepatitis Free Future by samuelpeters(m): 10:10am On Jul 28
Happy World hepatitis Day.
Lets try and go for Hepatitis test especially B and C. In Alcoholic Hepatitis you know what to do grin
Get the vaccine for B and C to protect yourself.
It kills!
I have Lost a friend to it.
Re: World Hepatitis Day : A Hepatitis Free Future by BackToLife: 10:11am On Jul 28
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Re: World Hepatitis Day : A Hepatitis Free Future by Ebenezar2O2O: 10:13am On Jul 28
samuelpeters:
Happy World hepatitis Day.
Lets try and go for Hepatitis test especially B and C. In Alcoholic Hepatitis you know what to do grin
Get the vaccine for B and C to protect yourself.
It kills!
I have Lost a friend to it.
This disease almost killed me in 2013 but God saved me.
Alcohol is a killer

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Re: World Hepatitis Day : A Hepatitis Free Future by samuelpeters(m): 10:13am On Jul 28
Anonimoss:


So does it mean people with hepatitis b are likely to die sooner?
They are all Dangerous but HBV is Transmissible through Sex and other means.

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