Swine Flu Forces World Health Asssembly to Postpone Decision on Viral Hepatitis – ELPA – European Liver Patients Association

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2009-05-18 12:00

Ahead of the second annual World Hepatitis Day, the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) today called on governments not to forget the plight of 500 million people living with hepatitis B and C, as the World Health Assembly postpones discussion of a World Health Organization (WHO) resolution on viral hepatitis – one of the biggest threats to global health. The 62nd World Health Assembly, starting in Geneva on 18 May, has been shortened in response to the global efforts required to tackle H1N1 influenza.

ELPA shares the concerns of World Hepatitis Alliance, as one million people will die before the World Health Assembly meets again in 2010.

You can find the WHA press release here.