Dr. Ambrose Pradeep's Profile

Dr. Ambrose Pradeep

Senior Medical Officer at YRG CARE
Dr. Pradeep was awarded the Fogarty International Scholarship Program for Infectious Diseases through NIH and Brown University and is the Principal Investigator for Hepatitis B and C clinical trials.

World Hepatitis Day 2017 - Exclusive Interview With Dr. Ambrose Pradeep

  • World Hepatitis Day is observed on 28thJuly every year to improve public awareness about the disease
  • The WHO has started a campaign to eliminate hepatitis by 2030
  • Dr. Ambrose Pradeep talks about 'Hepatitis Free Chennai 2022' campaign and more

World Hepatitis Day 2017 is observed to raise awareness about hepatitis, a group of infectious diseases that leads to an inflammation of the liver. There are five different types of hepatitis - hepatitis A, B, C, D and E, which affect millions worldwide. Hepatitis results in the death of nearly 1.4 million people all over the world.

The World Health Organization has marked World Hepatitis Day as one of the Global Health Campaigns. The World Hepatitis Day is aimed at lowering the global burden of disease and to bring about improvement in the diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

Objectives of World Hepatitis Day 2017

  • Increasing awareness about the disease
  • Improving screening, prevention and control of viral hepatitis
  • Widening the reach of hepatitis B vaccine
  • Generating global support for hepatitis
WHO's Global Strategy on Viral Hepatitis- Eliminate Hepatitis

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