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Hepatitis, a severe liver disease, is devastating the lives of an estimated 354 million individuals. Under the banner “One Life, One Liver,” this year’s World Hepatitis Day emphasises the necessity of boosting viral hepatitis prevention, testing, and treatment efforts. World Hepatitis Day is remember today on 28 July 2023. Despite the presence of efficacious interventions to diagnose, treat and prevent chronic hepatitis B and C, a shocking 82% of hepatitis B patients and 75% of hepatitis C patients remain undiagnosed. With only 5% and 10% receiving treatment respectively, this silent disease is inflicting serious harm on millions of lives.
Hepatitis—a condition causing liver inflammation—has become an alarming public health issue in Asia. With numerous causes ranging from infections to toxins, it’s a disease that does not spare even the youngest members of society. In this context, understanding the various aspects of hepatitis in children is crucial for effective prevention and treatment.