Hepatitis – Know it. Confront it.

Hepatitis A, B, C, D, E – Know it. Confront it! That's the message for World Hepatitis Day, 28th July. The World Health Organization (WHO) is urging governments to act against the five hepatitis viruses affecting millions of people worldwide, with the highest burden in Asia and Africa. If left untreated, hepatitis can cause acute and chronic disease and kill close to 1.4 million people every year.

A country report was launched by WHO on the global hepatitis threat. The report is the largest survey ever published on hepatitis with results from 126 countries where actions are being prioritized to address viral hepatitis.

New round of reforms needed for China’s continued success: IMF

China’s economy is expected to expand at 7¾ percent this year—broadly the same pace as last year—but the risk of moderation has grown, according to International Monetary Fund (IMF) economists. Donn Bobb has more.


Security Council stressed on protection of journalists targeted in conflict zones

Security Council chambers

The protection of civilians in armed conflict was at the heart of the Security Council debate recently with specific focus on journalists. Council members agreed that journalists play a critical role in armed conflict, reporting on events, revealing the horrors of war and spurring investigations of abuse, and that they should be protected as civilians in those situations.


Presenter: Beng Poblete-Enriquez

Production Assistant: Ezzat El-Ferri

Duration: 10'00"

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