WORLD HEPATITIS DAY CELEBRATION 28TH JULY, 2021
World Hepatitis Day is commemorated each year on 28 July to enhance awareness of viral hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver that causes a range of health problems, including liver cancer.
There are five main strains of the hepatitis virus – A, B, C, D and E. Together, Hepatitis B and C are the most common cause of deaths, with 1.4 million lives lost each year. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, viral hepatitis continues to claim thousands of lives every day.
On this 28th of July, St Mary’s Hospital Umuowa with the rest of the world celebrated the world hepatitis day by raising awareness regarding Hepatitis!