Amitabh Bachchan is now the regional WHO hepatitis ambassador

Amitabh Bachchan now bags another public health campaign, this time its Hepatitis that he will create awareness about and is announced as the WHO hepatitis ambassador

Amitabh Bachchan Amitabh Bachchan is now the regional WHO hepatitis ambassador Source : Press

Amitabh Bachchan has mostly used his face and fame to create awareness and be the face of campaigns like tuberculosis, polio childhood immunization, and lastly, 'clean India'. Bachchan now recently is now appointed by the World Health Organization as their Goodwill Ambassador for Hepatitis. Bachchan is the campaign face for all over South-East Asia Region and will be a motivation to create awareness and increase action to stop the hepatitis growth. Hepatitis growth sickens and also it is one of the leading reason which causes liver cancer and cirrhosis.

On being the new face of the campaign, Bachchan said, "I am absolutely committed to the cause of hepatitis. As a person living with hepatitis B, I know the pain and sufferings that hepatitis causes. No one should ever suffer from viral hepatitis." Earlier, we have seen the Sarkar 3 lead star, Bachchan lead many public health campaigns and now hepatitis is one and it was very recent that we Bachchan lent his face and fame to spread awareness about tuberculosis and 'clean India' campaigns. In 1982, Bachchan got infected with hepatitis B through a blood transfusion which was done due to a mishap which occurred on the sets of his film, Coolie. Till 18 years, the actor showed no symptoms after being infected. But in early 2000, aboutBachchan was told that his liver was infected and he had lost 75 per cent of his liver function after a routine health checkup. About millions of people are still now of this deadly disease and millions do get affected by chronic hepatitis. All these detailed were revealed by the World Health Organisation's Global Hepatitis Report 2017. Now, as a World Health Organisation's Goodwill Ambassador, Bachchan will give his voice and support to public awareness programs to scale up prevention measures, early diagnosis, and treatment.