17 May 2018, ULAANBAATAR – In Mongolia, the leading cause of death is liver cancer. The country has one of the highest rates in the world, accounting for an estimated one in 10 deaths. Chronic hepatitis is a key risk factor in developing liver cancer. In support of the Government of Mongolia's Healthy Liver Programme and the national goal of eliminating hepatitis C by 2020, WHO and the WHO Collaborating Centre for Viral Hepatitis at the Doherty Institute are supporting strengthening of hepatitis diagnostics, surveillance and patient monitoring. This work in turn contributes to achieving the objectives of the WHO Regional Action Plan for Viral Hepatitis in the Western Pacific 2016–2020.