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  • WHO encourages countries to act now to reduce deaths from viral hepatitis
    20 July 2016 -- Ahead of World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, WHO urges countries to take rapid action to improve knowledge about the disease, and to increase access to testing and treatment services. Today, only 1 in 20 people with viral hepatitis know they have it. And just 1 in 100 with the disease is being treated.
  • Voluntary unpaid blood donations must increase rapidly to meet 2020 goal
    13 June 2016 – This year, the theme of World Blood Donor Day is “Blood connects us all”, highlighting the common bond that all people share in their blood. The slogan, “Share life, give blood”, draws attention to the role that voluntary donation systems play in encouraging people to care for one another and promoting community cohesion.
  • End of the most recent Ebola virus disease outbreak in Liberia
    9 June 2016 -- The last confirmed Ebola patient in Liberia tested negative for the disease for the second time. Liberia now enters a 90-day period of heightened surveillance.


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