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A Big Step Forward for Liver Health

The World Health Organization recently released new guidelines on hepatitis B that expand treatment eligibility and allow for co-decision-making between clinicians and patients. By increasing access to potentially life-saving antivirals, this approach could go a long way toward reducing deaths from liver cancer in Africa.

JALINGO – In late March, the World Health Organization released new guidelines on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of chronic hepatitis B (HBV) infection. As a person living with HBV, I welcome the changes, which could significantly reduce deaths from liver cancer in Africa.