According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) ‘Global hepatitis report 2024’, viral hepatitis and tuberculosis were the second leading causes of death among communicable diseases in 2022, after COVID-19.

WHO estimates approximately 1.3 million people died of viral hepatitis in 2022 and 6,000 people are newly infected with viral hepatitis each day. An estimated 12% of the disease burden is among children.  

WHO: Global hepatitis report 2024