The 2020 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine goes to the discoverers of the hepatitis C virus. There’s an effective cure but homelessness and the opioid epidemic are driving a surge in infections.
About 19 million Nigerians have hepatitis but most of them don’t know it.
Hepatitis viruses are serious infections that damage the liver. There is an urgent need to deal with increased Hepatitis B infections in Kenya.
Ghana must urgently implement strategies to tackle the high burden of viral hepatitis if it’s to fulfill global targets of eliminating the disease by 2030.