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Viral hepatitis causes more deaths than HIV, malaria, TB

Viral hepatitis causes more deaths than HIV, malaria, TB
September 22, 2017

Despite recent advances in hepatitis C treatment and the availability of hepatitis vaccinations, deaths attributable to viral hepatitis have exceeded those caused by all other chronic infectious diseases, including HIV, malaria and tuberculosis, according to findings from the Global Burden of Disease study.

“It’s outrageous, but not surprising,” Charles Gore, president of the World Hepatitis Alliance said in a press release. “This is largely due to a historic lack of political prioritization coupled with an absent global funding mechanism.”

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Gurman says, ‘Our voice is their voice’ in explaining the importance of physician advocacy

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