World Hepatitis day is celebrated in Pakistan on 28th of July, 2019. The supposed day is to create awareness among the public with a collaboration of United Nation’s WHO. People are less mindful of the killing disease, and it is the state’s responsibility to be headful to cure carnage disease. The aimed day is to jolt down people of the severity of the disease. World Hepatitis Day is Celebrated in Pakistan to know the whereabouts and maneuvers of the disease.
What is Hepatitis
Third world countries like Pakistan are least cognizance of necessary hygienic living, drinking and eating conditions. Hepatitis is a provocative condition of the liver. It is commonly spread by a viral infection. Autoimmune hepatitis can be the result of medications, drugs, and toxins. The liver is a vital organ and performs primary functions for the human body.
The Function of a Liver
Liver engages in the primary functions of the body. For instance,
- Remove toxins from the body
- Food storing
- Food digesting
Types of Hepatitis
There are different types of Hepatitis exist. For instance, A, B, C, D and E having different symptoms. Hepatitis is a somber and life-threatening disease, and its early detection can save millions of lives. It is detected through blood test.
Early Symptoms of Hepatitis
- Stomach pain
- Abdominal Distention
- Loss of appetite
- Instant weight loss
Overlooked Hepatitis can Cause to a Liver Cancer
Undetected hepatitis can lead to liver cancer that is the worst stage of hepatitis. Hepatitis has become the leading cause of deaths across the world, and in Pakistan due to negligence and ignorance, the deaths are multiplying over time. The most disappointing situation is that only 20 % of people know that they are hepatitis infected.
The Distressful and Alarming state of Hepatitis in Pakistan
Pakistan is under a severe attack of Hepatitis and its prevalence is dangerously exceeding. Pakistan has 8 million Hepatitis C positive patients; the figure is frightening. Less than five percent of patients are getting treatment from private health care facilities. Pakistan is cosigner of the World Health Assembly to root out the disease from the country by 2030, but deplorably Pakistan is far away from elimination. Hepatitis A and E is epidemic and blowout due to contaminated food and water intake. It is untroublesome and manageable in four to eight weeks before getting chronic. Hepatitis B is avertible because its three-dose vaccination is accessible and effective but unfortunately THERE IS NO WAY OUT FOR Hepatitis C patients.
The Disturbing Sources of Hepatitis B and C
- Nose and ear piercing
- Contaminated blood and rudiments
- Surgical unsterilized tools
- Reuse of injection needles
Pakistan is second to China in a large number of Hepatitis C patients.
The Ultimate Goal of World Hepatitis Day
The grave goalmouth of World Hepatitis day is to save the earth from the lethal disease and make it possible to eliminate it from the face of the earth by 2030.
More than a hundred concerned countries manifested the day on 28th July to conduct
- Setting up free blood tests for early detection
- Vaccination kiosks
- Flash mobs
- Talk shows
- Art expositions
- Speeches and discussions
It is to address people and spread knowledge about Hepatitis. Interactive and educational activities are designed on the supposed day to make people realize and opt for precautionary measures regarding the disease. Primary edification can save millions of precious lives and can raise voice for STANDUP AGAINST HEPATITIS.
The Theme of World Hepatitis Day 2019
In 2017 the theme was to ELIMINATE HEPATITIS, in 2018 it was TEST TREAT HEPATITIS. And finally, for the year 2019, it is very thought-provoking and traumatizing FIND THE MISSING MILLIONS. The theme will trigger people to quest and fight with a disease that is more infectious than HIV. Life is a great blessing, protect it, love it and FIGHT FOR IT.