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Imagine having a cure for an illness which affects 70 million. Imagine having a vaccine that can prevent 1 million deaths. Imagine eliminating a global killer that takes 1.4 million lives every year. Imagine if you could be part of making it a reality by 2030.
Every year, viral hepatitis kills 1.4 million people worldwide, more than HIV or malaria. The illnesses, which often lead to liver cirrhosis and cancer, are amongst the most prevalent and serious infectious conditions in the world, according to the World Health Organization.
However, unlike many other illnesses, the solution exists. With vaccines for hepatitis A, B and E, effective treatments for hepatitis A and B and a cure for hepatitis C, the elimination of these cancer-causing diseases can be achieved within our lifetime.
Eliminating viral hepatitis is not just an issue for those living with the illness, but an issue which touches everyone. By eliminating viral hepatitis we can rid the world of a global killer and save 7.1 million lives by 2030.
This is why on World Hepatitis Day 2016 (28 July 2016) we are launching NOhep, a global movement aimed at uniting people from across the world to take action, to speak out and be engaged to ensure global commitments are met and viral hepatitis is eliminated by 2030.
Sign up to NOhep to make the elimination of viral hepatitis our next greatest achievement.
NOhep is a global movement aimed at uniting people from across the world to take action, to speak out and be engaged to ensure viral hepatitis is eliminated by 2030.