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Global increase in deaths from viral hepatitis revealed in WHO report

By: The World Health Organization, 10 April 2024 According to the World Health Organization (WHO) 2024 Global Hepatitis Report, the number of lives lost due to viral hepatitis is increasing. The disease is the second leading infectious cause of death globally — with 1.3 million deaths per year, the same as tuberculosis, a top infectious…

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WHO publishes a new guideline for hepatitis B

By: Tim Yayasan Peduli Hati Bangsa, 23 April 2024 WHO has released new Guidelines on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of chronic hepatitis B (HBV) infection at the Asia Pacific Conference for the Study of Liver Diseases (APASL) 2024 in Kyoto, Japan. Recommendations from these guidelines were also presented at the 2024 World Hepatitis Summit…

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Implementation guidelines for Community-led monitoring (CLM) of hepatitis B and C services in Indonesia

The Indonesian Directorate General of Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases, Ministry of Health in collaboration with Peduli Hati Bangsa, Jakarta has developed “Implementation guidelines for Community-led monitoring (CLM) of hepatitis B and C services in Indonesia”. This is the first national program adoption of indicators developed by community groups on hepatitis B and C.  …

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Hepatitis and it’s vaccines

Hepatitis is a general term that refers to inflammation or inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis can be caused by viruses or non-virals. Some of us may have heard about vaccines to prevent us from contracting the Hepatitis virus, but do all types of Hepatitis viruses have prevention in the form of a vaccine? Let’s look…

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Hepatitis on pregnant women

The common cause of jaundice in pregnancy is acute viral hepatitis. Hepatitis could be caused by diseases distinctively associated with pregnancy and those not distinctively associated with pregnancy. Diseases uniquely associated with pregnancy include acute fatty liver of pregnancy, hyperemesis gravidarum, intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy, severe pre-eclampsia, and HELLP syndrome (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and…