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.