On World Hepatitis Day the World Health Organization Country Office in Turkmenistan and the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan join efforts to strengthen hepatitis prevention strategies
01 August 2023
To mark the World Hepatitis Day, the World Health Organization Country Office (WHO CO) in Turkmenistan in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan (MoHMIT) held a Scientific Conference on Improving Adherence to Viral Hepatitis Preventive Measures.
The event took place at the conference hall of the Center for Infectious Diseases Prevention in Ashgabat. The scientific conference was held in a hybrid mode and brought together clinicians, infectious diseases experts, laboratory specialists, epidemiologists, academicians, internists and gastroenterologists of the healthcare facilities from across five velayats of Turkmenistan and Ashgabat.
Under the theme “Improving Adherence to Viral Hepatitis Preventive Measures” the conference highlights the importance of scaling up the preventive measures to protect the liver against viral hepatitis and to reduce the level of infections and deaths from hepatitis. During the conference progress on hepatitis control at global, regional and national level was presented, including new developed and approved national treatment protocol for hepatitis C, which was developed with the WHO support.
This year the theme for the World Hepatitis Day is “One life, one liver” and focuses on the relevance of protecting the liver from hepatitis to live a long and healthy life.