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Stakeholders Begin To Examine Funding Needs To Prevent, Treat Global Hepatitis Infections

Devex: Where should money go to manage global health’s ‘silent epidemic’?
“…Unlike other diseases like HIV and AIDS and tuberculosis — which would need an estimated $22 billion to $24 billion, and $8 billion, respectively, according to statistics released by relevant stakeholders — hepatitis does not yet have a ballpark estimate attached to it. But with the introduction of a World Health Organization draft action plan for the prevention, care, and treatment of viral hepatitis, stakeholders have started working on estimates on what would be required to address this silent epidemic, which kills at least one million people every year…” (Ravelo, 7/28).

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