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Global Access Program

Committed to Viral Hepatitis

 

Hepatitis B and C are among the most common viral infections in the world. In 2017, at least 263 million people worldwide were carriers of hepatitis B or C virus infections, which can remain asymptomatic for decades.1,2


 [WC2]Added in people to clarify “what or who” are the carriers 

95% of people living with viral

hepatitis do not know it.

 

In 2016, the World Health Assembly adopted WHO’s first
“Global Health Sector Strategy on viral hepatitis,”
with the elimination of viral hepatitis as a public
health threat by 2030.

 

Globally, 263 million

persons are infected

90% reduction in new cases of chronic hepatitis B and C by 2030
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72 countries projected to meet the 2030 target
of ≤0.1% HBsAg prevalence among 5-Year-Olds

RMD-GAP-HCVHBV Statistics

 

Roche committed to the elimination of hepatitis

 

To advance global efforts and eliminate viral hepatitis, Roche is committed
to this motivational program underscoring our ongoing efforts to provide
life-saving diagnostics, and supports governments aiming to cure people
of hepatitis.

Roche is a leader in viral load testing and is dedicated to enabling
improved patient management by delivering innovative, high-quality
diagnostic solutions where they are needed most.
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References

 

  1. World Health Organization. Hepatitis C Fact Sheet Updated July 2016. Last accessed July 2016 at http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs164/en/
  2. World Health Organization. Global Hepatitis Report 2017. Last accessed May 2017 at http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/255016/1/9789241565455-eng.pdf?ua=1
  3. World Health Organization. World Hepatitis Day. Last accessed July 2016 at http://www.who.int/campaigns/hepatitis-day/2016/event/en/
  4. Polaris Observatory Collaborators. Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018