World Hepatitis Day Initiatives
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Yemen - WHD 2011
On the occasion of World Hepatitis Day, (WHD), Model 48 Hospital held a scientific forum (the first of its kind in Yemen) under the theme “New approaches in diagnosing and treating viral hepatitis and its prevention”.
During the event the need to establish a comprehensive national program to tackle hepatitis and curb the increasing rates of liver cancer was highlighted. Also, 48 Medical City is expected to become a centre specializing in diagnosis and treatment of viral hepatitis and liver diseases.
On behalf of the Republican Guard, Brig. General Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh stressed the seriousness of hepatitis and its spread partly as a result of lack in awareness. He also spoke about the significance of WHD and his desire to have the ministries of information and health focusing on awareness campaigns.