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You’re scared of HIV?
Let me introduce you to 🥁🥁
VIRAL #HEPATITIS B and C, which kills 1.4 million people/yr, with 9x more infections than HIV and increasing death rates!
...yet the majority of global leaders and the public remain unaware!
@Fmohnigeria @nassnigeria
According to @who, Deaths from hepatitis have been increasing over the past 2 decades, which points to a lack of global awareness and action, including among top decision-makers.
Despite this situation, much can be done👇🏽.

Hepatitis can be prevented, diagnosed, treated and managed well. The hepatitis B vaccine is 98-100% effective in preventing new infections.
But how many of us have ever heard about it?
How many have taken action (Gotten Screened and vaccinated (ifnegative)
Treated when positive?
Dear @Fmohnigeria and @nassnigeria, we need policies that prioritize healthcare.
Most of the people living with hepatitis - over 80% - lack access to testing or treatment.
At the same time, people are becoming newly infected due to a lack of prevention services
Achieving hepatitis elimination by 2030 will require a major increase in funding for hep. prevention, testing and treatment services as part of achieving #UniversalHealthCoverage
Ensure that national hepatitis testing and treatment plans include dedicated funding and investments
Find out more here tonight by 7pm👇🏽
Host: @youthhubafrica
Guest: @drzobo

Join the conversation using the following hash tags:
- #YSMANG #WorldHepatitisDay2019.
See you there. Let’s find the missing billions together.
Stay safe and RT
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