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Stigma!

End The

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that is caused by a variety of infectious viruses  and noninfectious agents leading to a range of health problems, some of which can be fatal. There are five main strains of the hepatitis virus, referred to as types A, B, C, D and E. While they all cause liver disease, they differ in important ways including modes of transmission, severity of the illness, geographical distribution and prevention methods. In particular, types B and C lead to chronic disease in hundreds of millions of people and together are the most common cause of liver cirrhosis, liver cancer and viral hepatitis-related deaths. An estimated 354 million people worldwide live with hepatitis B or C, and for most, testing and treatment remain beyond reach.

Some types of hepatitis are preventable through vaccination. A WHO study found that an estimated 4.5 million premature deaths could be prevented in low- and middle-income countries by 2030 through vaccination, diagnostic tests, medicines and education campaigns. WHO’s global hepatitis strategy, endorsed by all WHO Member States, aims to reduce new hepatitis infections by 90% and deaths by 65% between 2016 and 2030.

  • Fact sheets
    Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Hepatitis C Hepatitis D Hepatitis E Hepatitis B and C in Sierra Leone
  • Q & A
    What is hepatitis? Severe acute hepatitis of unknown cause in children How can I protect myself from hepatitis B?
  • HIV Prevention
    Using HIV Medication to Reduce Risk HIV treatment as prevention Pre-exposure prophylaxis Post-exposure prophylaxis Reducing Risk from Alcohol & Drug Use Alcohol and HIV risk Substance use and HIV risk
  • Q & A
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