With a person dying every 30 seconds from a hepatitis related illness – we can’t wait to act on viral hepatitis.
Hepatitis B and C place a significant public health burden on the Senegalese population.
Hepatitis B is highly endemic in Senegal. Comparatively, hepatitis C is less endemic but many individuals are still affected. In Senegal, recent studies have assessed the burden of viral hepatitis B and C with a prevalence rate of 8 to 9% for HBV and of 2% for HCV.
The fight against viral hepatitis in Senegal is being led by the National Program Against Hepatitis PNLH.
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WHO estimates that in 2015, 257 million people were living with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection worldwide.