|28th July||World Hepatitis Day
Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. Viral hepatitis is caused by the Hepatitis virus of types A, B, C, D and E. Hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus are the leading cause of liver cancer in the world, yet more than 80% of those affected with viral hepatitis are unaware of their status. Viral hepatitis does not restrict itself to one specific region or people, but is found worldwide making it a global epidemic. In Cameroon, 11.9% of inhabitants are infected with the virus with a whooping sum of 2 million people harboring the type B and 2.5 million harboring the type C.
GREAT NEWS: there exists a vaccine that is effective in the prevention of the virus, there are also an array of drugs available for treatment for infected individuals.
The goal of the World Health Organization is to eliminate the disease by 2030, and the Integrated Health Organization has taken it as one of its mission to see this come to elimination. With the successive eradication of diseases like small pox, yaws and Poliomyelitis there is hope for us all.
Join the Integrated Health Organization this year to help eliminate this disease.
|-Know your status
– Get vaccinated
– Get treated.