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Group sets sights on eradicating liver disease from Taiwan


The Liver Disease Prevention and Treatment Research Foundation has set its sights on eradicating liver disease from Taiwan in the next 20-25 years.


The group held a celebration on Saturday marking 23 years since its founding.


At the event, the group’s CEO thanked those who have donated money and highlighted progress in the fight against liver diseases. He said that liver cancer is no longer Taiwan’s leading cause of death, and that chronic liver disease and cirrhosis of the liver have both fallen in cause of death rankings as well.


He said that despite the group’s achievements over the past 23 years, it still has more goals to achieve. The group has already founded a liver clinic and a health management center for the liver. He said the group now hopes to set up a treatment center in the next ten years as part of its mission to eliminate liver disease.