WHO commemorates world Hepatitis day as Saudi Arabia fights the silent scourging disease

WORLD – Today, WHO joins the global community in celebrating World Hepatitis Day with the theme “Hepatitis can’t wait”, calling on all countries to work together to eliminate viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030. Over 354 million people worldwide live with chronic hepatitis; over 8000 new infections of hepatitis B and C occur every day, and more than one million deaths from advanced liver disease and liver cancer occur every year. WHO recently launched first-ever global guidance for countries seeking to validate elimination of hepatitis B virus…

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