World Hepatitis Day | 世界肝炎日

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各位校友及友好:


世界衞生組織訂定每年7月28日為「世界肝炎日」,旨在提高對病毒性肝炎的認識。病毒性肝炎是一種肝臟炎症,會導致嚴重的肝病和肝細胞癌。今年的主題是“消除肝炎不容等待”,傳達了必須努力在2030年前消除肝炎這一公共衛生威脅的緊迫性。

肝炎病毒有甲型、乙型、丙型、丁型和戊型五種主要毒株。乙型和丙型肝炎最常見,合起來每年導致110萬例死亡和300萬新染病例;而每30秒鐘就有一人死於肝炎相關疾病,即使在當前的COVID-19危機中也是如此。所以我們不能等待,必須立即對病毒性肝炎採取行動。

校友會邀請各位持續關注肝炎對世界健康造成的影響,為消除肝炎盡一分力。詳情可參見世界衞生組織專題網頁:

https://www.who.int/zh/news-room/events/detail/2021/07/28/default-calendar/world-hepatitis-day-2021


  祝

身體健康


香港中文大學賽馬會公共衞生與基層醫療學院

本科生校友會

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Dear alumni and friends,


The World Health Organization (WHO) has commemorated World Hepatitis Day on 28 July each year to raise public awareness of viral hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver that causes severe liver disease and hepatocellular cancer. This year’s theme is “Hepatitis can’t wait”, conveying the urgency of efforts needed to eliminate hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030.

There are five main strains of the hepatitis virus – A, B, C, D and E. Together, hepatitis B and C are the most common which result in 1.1 million deaths and 3 million new infections per year. With a person dying every 30 seconds from a hepatitis related illness – even in the current COVID-19 crisis – we can’t wait to act on viral hepatitis.

For the details of World Hepatitis Day 2021, please refer to the campaign webpage of WHO:

https://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2021/07/28/default-calendar/world-hepatitis-day-2021


Best regards,

JCSPHPC Undergraduate Alumni Association, CUHK



JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, Undergraduate Alumni Association, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

香港中文大學賽馬會公共衞生及基層醫療學院本科生校友會

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