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WHO-, IKEA Foundation-Sponsored Global Injection Safety Initiative Aims To Curb Hepatitis Infections

U.N. News Centre: U.N. health agency to mark World Hepatitis Day with pilot initiative to curb unsafe injections
“The World Health Organization (WHO) announced [Thursday] that it will commemorate the fifth World Hepatitis Day next week with a global injection safety initiative campaign in three pilot countries together with the foundation arm of IKEA to combat the ‘silent epidemic’ that kills more than 1.4 million each year…” (7/23).

VOA News: WHO: Unsafe Injections Major Cause of Hepatitis Death
“…WHO notes hepatitis is the seventh leading cause of death. It estimates 240 million people are chronically infected with hepatitis B and up to 150 million are infected with the hepatitis C virus. Together, hepatitis B and C account for about 1.5 million deaths every year…” (Schlein, 7/23).

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