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WHO calls to put hepatitis C medicines within the reach of patients

Every year in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, around 400 000 people are newly infected with hepatitis C virus. Over two thirds of those people will develop chronic hepatitis C, which is one of the main causes of liver cancer. Currently, nearly 16 million people live with chronic hepatitis C in the Region.

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Rana Sidani
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