1.7 million children never reach their 5th birthday

Hepatitis

  • Worldwide, 1 out of every 12 people is affected by Hepatitis, with 3-4 million new infections each year.
  • India does not have a Hepatitis B virus registry but various studies have reported that approximately 20 million Indians are Hepatitis B carriers. Large population based studies in India have reported incidences of 0.09%-1.4% around the region of Karnataka.
  • Hepatitis is the #1 cause of liver cirrhosis and liver cancer and contributes to India’s high child mortality rate of 62.7 deaths per 1000 children under the age of five.