Mongolia is stepping up to tackle chronic hepatitis, the culprit behind the country’s unparalleled toll of liver cancer.   With 400,000 cases of chronic hepatitis, Mongolia tops the list globally for the disease, a scourge the WHO traces to a hepatitis spike brought on by…

The WHO marked World Hepatitis Day by urging countries to translate their commitments to action to reach the goal of eliminating hepatitis by 2030.   Citing encouraging progress, the WHO noted that 28 countries are establishing high-level national hepatitis elimination…

Viral hepatitis is the world’s seventh leading cause of mortality, killing an estimated 1.5 million people in 2013 from complications like liver cancer and cirrhosis. There are as many as 400 million HBV and HCV infections worldwide—10 times more people than are infected…

Viral hepatitis is now a leading cause of death worldwide, killing as many people annually as malaria, TB or HIV/AIDS, according to a study published today in The Lancet. Analyzing data from 183 countries, researchers from Imperial College London and University of…

Around 400 million people around the world are in the dark that they are living with Hepatitis, prompting a call by the WHO for countries to boost testing and treatment. To kick start the effort, the agency launched #HepTestContest ahead of World Hepatitis Day tomorrow, to…

The WHO urged countries to step up the fight against hepatitis, noting that 400 million are infected with hepatitis B or C, yet few are aware they have it and fewer still are under treatment. The Numbers:

Sky-high prices put two widely used hepatitis C treatments beyond the reach of people in many poor countries, creating a “financial and ethical dilemma” for payers and doctors, according to a new PLOS Medicine study by WHO officials.  Studying 2015 prices for the Sovaldi…

Hepatitis has overtaken tuberculosis as a major cause of maternal deaths in Mumbai, India, according to The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. While overall, maternal deaths fell (to 311 in 2015-16), the emergence of an infectious disease as the cause of around 14% of…

Yes, that’s a mosquito with an arrow through its thorax on the cover of The Economist’s latest issue. With simple imperative, it proclaims “Kill seven diseases, save 1.2 million lives a year.”

The global movement to end viral hepatitis is getting a boost this week, in the form of a landmark summit in Glasgow, Scotland. By bringing together 4 key groups—patients, national governments, the WHO and the pharmaceutical industry—involved in the global response to the…