Viral hepatitis gives Asia-Pacific a wake-up call

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Following a forum held last month by the Coalition to Eradicate Viral Hepatitis in Asia Pacific (CEVHAP), health experts have urged the Asia-Pacific countries to set actions against viral hepatitis as a public health priority. Recognizing the financial barriers in formulating national strategies based on the WHO framework, Jennifer Johnston, the organization’s Executive Director, stressed the need for “cross-sector partnerships”.

Lim Seng-Gee Lim, senior consultant of the DepWaartment of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the National University Hospital in Singapore and a founding member of CEVHAP, further supported the statement. Lim suggested that developing countries pay special emphasis on effective delivery programs.

Read more of here on Asia-Pacfic’s stand for viral hepatitis

Also, find out more of WHO Framework for Global Action on the prevention and control of viral hepatitis here

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