Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina both issued separate messages on the eve of the day
The global community is set to observe World Hepatitis Day today, to raise awareness of the deadly virus. The day is observed every year on July 28.
In Bangladesh, the government and various non-government organizations have chalked out various programs to observe the day, including seminars, a rally, and health campaigns, reports BSS.
Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina both issued separate messages on the eve of the day.
The National Liver Foundation of Bangladesh (NLFB) is set to organize free hepatitis B and C screening campaigns at its office today.
This year, the World Hepatitis Alliance launched the global awareness-raising and advocacy campaign “Find the Missing Millions,” as one of the main barriers to diagnosis was that many are aware they have the virus.
The NLFB conducted the Find the Missing Millions campaign in various areas of Rangamati, including Rangamati Government College, on July 15. Over 800 people of the Chakma tribe were screened for Hepatitis B and C, and most were unaware of viral hepatitis.
As per the World Health Organization’s “Global health sector strategy on viral hepatitis 2016-2021,” the final target for hepatitis in the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 is to eliminate the virus.