The number of HBV incidences will increase to at least eight million by 2020.
Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The need for multidisciplinary collaborations in the fight against viral hepatitis will be highlighted in a two-day international conference to start on July 30 at 272 Convention Centre in HCM City’s District 3.
The conference, with the theme “Dedicated to Viral Hepatitis Initiatives in Việt Nam”, will discuss the latest advanced therapies for viral hepatitis.
The conference will be organised by HCM City Department of Health in cooperation with the city Medical Association and Việt Nam Viral Hepatitis Alliance, which is part of World Hepatitis Alliance, a non-profit NGO based in the US, as well as other associations and agencies.
The application of IT and social medicine in viral hepatitis management will also be discussed.
According to Ministry of Health, between 8 and 25 per cent of the country’s 92.5 million people are infected with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) and 2.5-4.1 per cent with hepatitis C virus (HCV). —