Africa: New WHO Scorecard Shows Poor Progress of the Viral Hepatitis Response in the African Region

[WHO] A new scorecard -- the first to examine hepatitis prevalence and response in the World Health Organization (WHO) African region, shows that only three of the 47 countries are on track to eliminate the disease that affects one in 15 people in the region. Dying of viral hepatitis in Africa is becoming a bigger threat than dying of AIDS, malaria or tuberculosis.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news

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Source: Acta Tropica - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Acta Trop Source Type: research
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Source: The Lancet Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research
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Source: Medical Journal Armed Forces India - Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research
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Source: Infectious Diseases of Poverty - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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