World Hepatitis Day urges action to accelerate hepatitis testing and treatment globally.

WHO emphasizes the theme "One life, one liver" for this year's World Hepatitis Day.

Globally, 354 million people live with chronic hepatitis B and C, leading to 1.1 million annual deaths.

Hepatitis is often referred to as the "silent killer" due to many people remaining unaware of their infection.

Safe vaccines for hepatitis B and effective antiviral drugs for hepatitis B and C are available.

The South-East Asia Region bears around 20% of the global hepatitis mortality burden.

81% of hepatitis-related deaths in the Region are due to hepatitis B and C infections.

The Region reports nearly half a million new hepatitis B and C infections yearly.

Challenges remain in timely access to testing and treatment, requiring action from policy makers, healthcare providers, and the private sector.

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