The high-profile conference had President Arif Alvi as the chief guest, with the Regional Director of WHO EMRO Dr. Ahmed Al Mandhari and WHO Assistant Director General for Universal Health Coverage for Communicable and Non-communicable Diseases Dr. Ren Minghui as special guests.
'Now the major change has been achieved after introduction of vaccine for Hepatitis B which is a safe, affordable, and well tested too. Pakistan acted as the global host of the observation this year because it has the highest prevalence of Hepatitis C in the world, with 15 million people suffering from hepatitis B and C.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) data show an estimated 257 million people living with chronic hepatitis B and 71 million people living with chronic hepatitis C worldwide.
There are still 86 million people infected with hepatitis B and 10 million infected with hepatitis C in China, Chang said, noting that tasks of fighting viral hepatitis are still arduous.
To take action against this, WHO organized events to release new estimates of additional investments that are required by countries to make.
Without identifying them, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said that three countries in the Americas, including the Caribbean, have established the goal of eliminating hepatitis as a public health problem by 2030. Pakistan was the host.
Hepatitis E: This type of hepatitis is usually mild and short-term and is like hepatitis A is caused by waterborne viruses and travels through the fecal-oral route.
Testing for hepatitis B and C is important for diagnosing the infection early as infected individuals can live decades without experiencing any signs or symptoms.
The statement said "Viral Hepatitis B and C are leading infectious disease killers, yet the majority of global leaders and the public remain unaware".
Hepatitis A and E are the ones that are caused by ingestion of contaminated food or water. Several variants of the disease are spread either due to poor hygiene or because of contact with the blood or body fluids of an infected person.
Hepatitis D virus -HDV infections pass off only in those who are infected with HBV.
Radheshyam also urged all to involve in fighting against the threat posed by deadly diseases like HCV and HIV, in the State saying that the State will not progress and develop if it is besieged by health related issues. He said the PM's ambitious plan to eliminate viral hepatitis B and C infections in the country by 2030 was aimed at providing leadership and coordination to provincial programmes in scaling up hepatitis prevention, testing and treatment services. It can not survive without HBV.
Hepatitis E: It waterborne and is caused by virus (HEV). Some of the key driving forces for hepatitis C virus antiviral market in emerging countries are large pool of patients, increasing awareness programs and rising government funding.
Your symptoms, a check-up, blood tests and sometimes imaging are used to diagnose hepatitis, while family doctors and gastrointestinal doctors work together to treat hepatitis. Ms Sturgeon stated the Scottish Government needs "to build on this momentum to do all we can to reach out to the thousands of people who live with hepatitis C undiagnosed".
He said prevention is better than cure in Hepatitis and focus should be made on preventive medicines in the curricula of medical colleges.
On the World Hepatitis Day, we seek to draw the reader's attention to the different aspects of this largely unknown illness.