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Hepatitis

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Information from WHO

Global burden : 325 million
Estimated 325 million people were living with chronic hepatitis infections (HBV or HCV) worldwide in 2015
For more: World Hepatitis
Day campaign
http://www.who.int/entity/campaigns/
hepatitis-day/2017/event/en/index.html


Silent killer : 1.34 million
Globally, 1.34 million people died of viral hepatitis in 2015.
For more: World Hepatitis Day campaign http://www.who.int/entity/campaigns/hepatitis-day/2017/event/en/index.html


Effective treatment : >95%
Over 95% of people with hepatitis C can be completely cured within 2-3 months.
For more: fact sheet on hepatitis C http://www.who.int/entity/mediacentre/factsheets/fs164/en/index.html

Global health sector strategy on viral hepatitis 2016-2021
Access interactive web site - interviews, videos and resources
Download strategy

WHO issues first viral hepatitis testing guidelines
WHO estimates that more than 300 million people are chronically infected with hepatitis B or C worldwide. However, less than 5% of these people have been tested or are aware of their diagnosis.

Improving access to hepatitis C medicines : Video by the WHO Regional Office for Europe - duration [03:50]

http://www.who.int/hepatitis/en/

Interviews
We plan to do einterviews with MBBS doctors to understand 4 things
1) Tests or questions you ask in first few meetings
2) What it means in medical terms
3) What it means in non medical terms
4) What should the patient or care takers do

We might interview Aurvedic doctors, homeopathic doctors, Yoga teachers on this health issue

Video links
What are the Types of Hepatitis?

Viral hepatitis (A, B, C, D, E) - causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment & pathology

Hepatatis B Awareness

Hepatitis C Signs and Symptoms