Hepatitis Can’t Wait!

July 28, 2021 12:15 pm

Every year, World Hepatitis Day is celebrated on July 28 to raise awareness and understanding of the disease. This date remarks the birthday of Nobel prize-winning scientist Dr Baruch Bloomberg who discovered the hepatitis virus and developed the diagnostic test and vaccine against the virus.

World Hepatitis Day is observed annually on July 28 to raise awareness about the disease which causes inflammation of the liver and claims around 1.4 million lives every year.

Viral hepatitis is currently killing an estimated 410,000 in our region annually—more than HIV and malaria combined.

DHARAN, July 29: Stating that hepatitis C is a fast-spreading 'viral time bomb' which needs serious intervention, health specialists and stakeholders on Friday urged the government to take necessary steps to curb the disease. They have insisted on free treatment for patients suffering from the deadly disease.

KATHMANDU, July 13: The viral load test for Hepatitis B could be done in Nepal now on. The test is a method wherein the level of viruses could be measured.