Today, July 28, 2016, Sentry BioPharma Services joins the World Health Organization (WHO) in promoting 2016 World Hepatitis Day by raising public awareness about this preventable and curable disease.
According to the WHO, “Viral hepatitis infection is widely spread, affecting 400 million people worldwide – over 10 times the number of people infected with HIV. Globally, about 1.4 million people die each year from hepatitis. It is estimated that only 5% of people with chronic hepatitis know of their infection, and less than 1% have access to treatment.
Yet, hepatitis is fully preventable and treatable. There are effective vaccines and treatments for Hepatitis B, and over 90% of people with Hepatitis C can be cured with treatment. The vision of eliminating hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030 can be achieved, if people and countries affected by this disease were better equipped and enabled to “know hepatitis” and “act now”.
Globally, most people who need treatment have not been treated, largely due to a lack of awareness, and access to hepatitis treatment services. Over 90% of people with Hepatitis C can be completely cured of the virus within 3–6 months. Appropriate treatment of Hepatitis B and C can prevent the development of the major life-threatening complications of chronic liver disease: cirrhosis and liver cancer.”
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved seven (7) therapies to treat Hepatitis B and twelve (12) therapies to treat Hepatitis C.
FDA Approved Treatments for Hepatitis B
FDA Approved Treatments for Hepatitis C
Sentry BioPharma Services offers GMP storage and global drug distribution services to protect your refrigerated inventory throughout the pharmaceutical and biological product supply chain. For more information about how Sentry’s temperature-controlled storage and proven drug distribution system can protect the supply of your hepatitis therapy, contact Sentry via email or by phone at 1-866-757-7400.