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Pakistan schoolchildren recieve an education on hygiene to prevent the spread of diseases such as hepatitis C.

Pakistan schoolchildren recieve an education on hygiene to prevent the spread of diseases such as hepatitis C. © action medeor

Hepatitis B and C are root causes of liver cancer and therefore major health challenges.

According to the WHO, 325 million people worldwide are affected by hepatitis B and hepatitis C. However, because the disease is often symptomless, the vast majority of these cases remain undiagnosed worldwide. Hepatitis, if it becomes chronic, can lead to grave consequences. Not only can hepatitis B and C develop to liver fibrosis or cirrhosis, they are also the root causes of liver cancer, leading to 1.34 million deaths each year.

A proper access to diagnosis is therefore crucial to fight hepatitis. Especially in developing countries, where there is a lack of access to medical care and diagnosis. To help with this problem, action medeor offers two rapid tests for hepatitis, one for hepatitis B and one for hepatitis C, which make a first diagnosis of the disease possible.

Please find more information about the rapid tests on our online catalogue MediCat: Rapid test for hepatitis B       Rapid test for hepatitis C

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Newsletter zum Welt-Hepatitis-Tag






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