Skip to toolbar

This year’s theme is “Eliminating Hepatitis” as a major public health threat by 2030.

11 countries which carry almost 50% of the burden of chronic hepatitis include: Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Uganda and Viet nam. Source: WHO                                                                              WHAT IS HEPATITIS:

Viral hepatitis is a group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D and E. Hepatitis A and E are transmitted through faeco oral route and cause short term liver disease while hepatitis B, C, & D are transmitted through infected body fluids causing chronic liver disease.

  • 325 million people were living with chronic hepatitis infection worldwide in 2015.
  • 1.34 million people died of hepatitis in 2015.
  • 95% of people with hepatitis C can be completely cured within 2-3 months. Source: WHO

 SYMPTOMS OF ACUTE HEPATITIS:

  • Yellowness of the skin and eyes (jaundice)
  • Dark urine
  • Nausea, vomiting and stomach pain
  • Excessive tiredness

PREVENTION OF HEPATITIS:

  • Hand Washing and adequate washing of vegetables and fruits before eating help in prevention of hepatitis A and E.
  • Avoiding sharing of sharp objects helps in prevention of hepatitis B, C and D.
  • Screening of blood before transfusion helps in prevention of hepatitis B, C and D.
  • Abstinence from unprotected sex and use of condoms help in prevention of hepatitis B, C and D.

Making smart injection choices:

  • injections should only be used when there is life-threatening illness
  • when vomiting profusely and
  • when there is no effective oral medication

Unsafe injection practices include: 

  • unsafe sharp collection & waste management
  • re use of syringes
  • lack of clean work place and
  • needle stick injury to healthcare workers

Together we can eliminate #Hepatitis by 2030. #ShowYourFace for #WorldHepatitisDay. www.worldhepatitisday.org

 

 

 

 

©2021 Health Support Groups | All rights reserved

Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, ASAP.

Sending
or

Log in with your credentials

or    

Forgot your details?

or

Create Account