small hearts supports the HEP-B vaccination of the children of FLO in Cambodia

When it comes to the spread of the hepatitis virus, Cambodia is one of the most affected countries in the world.

Most people born in Cambodia with hepatitis B were infected as infants or young children.

The hepatitis B virus (HBV), the leading cause of liver cancer and the seventh leading cause of death worldwide, affects around 257 million people worldwide (*). HBV is a vaccine-preventable disease, and hepatitis B vaccination is the most effective and cost-effective strategy for preventing infection and its long-term consequences.

 

(*) https://www.cdc.gov/globalhealth/stories/eliminate-hepatitis.html#_ftn1