Monday, May 20, 2024

Global Liver Disease Mortality Tops 1.4 Million Annually

Each year, liver diseases claim the lives of approximately 1.4 million people worldwide due to complications from Hepatitis B and C. This staggering statistic highlights the urgent need for increased awareness and preventive measures to combat these deadly infections.

In a recent event aimed at boosting public knowledge about liver health, experts revealed that even with up to 70% liver damage, the organ can still function, albeit at diminished capacity. However, treating liver diseases remains prohibitively expensive, underscoring the importance of early detection and prevention. The information came to light during a view-exchange meeting with the media, held at the Cumilla Press Club auditorium.

The event was spearheaded by the Cumilla Liver Club, with key insights shared by Professor Dr. Mohammad Ejazul Haque, Principal of Cumilla Medical College and President of the Liver Club. Dr. Haque emphasized that awareness is critical in preventing the spread of liver diseases, which can save millions of lives.

The gathering also included prominent figures such as Nazrul Islam Dulal and Syed Mahmud Parvez from the Cumilla Press Club, alongside several noted journalists and liver disease experts who contributed to the discussions. The session concluded with the offering of complimentary tests and vaccines to attending media personnel, further highlighting the club’s commitment to liver health advocacy.

This initiative reflects a growing recognition of the heavy toll that liver diseases, particularly viral hepatitis, take on global health, and the crucial role that informed communities play in reducing this burden.

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