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Taking stock: Where does Europe stand in the elimination of hepatitis B and C?

In 2016, a regional action plan for Europe contributing to the implementation of the global viral hepatitis elimination strategy was developed by the WHO Regional Office for Europe. In an article published today in Eurosurveillance, the authors take a closer look how Europe is doing according to the ten indicators and targets outlined in this plan.

Published
03 March 2017
From
EurekAlert (press release)
WHA69: Leave no one behind, World Hepatitis Alliance

Raquel Peck is the CEO of the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA), she shares her hope that stronger action on viral hepatitis will be high on the agenda for the 69th World Health Assembly in Geneva (convening this week).

Published
25 May 2016
From
PLoS Blogs (blog)
Curing Hepatitis C, in an Experiment the Size of Egypt

A new approach tested in Egypt could become the blueprint for providing cutting-edge medicines to the poor.

Published
16 December 2015
From
New York Times
New data shows relentless rise in hepatitis deaths

World leaders meet in Scotland to discuss urgent response and move towards elimination of 7th biggest global killer. Worldwide, viral hepatitis kills more than 1.4 million people a year, 4000 people a day, and more than 400 million people are chronically infected with hepatitis B or C.

Published
02 September 2015
From
World Hepatitis Summit press release
Eliminating Hepatitis C Within a Generation. What are you going to do about it?

Videos from a symposium organised by the London Joint Working Group on Substance Use and Hepatitis C.

Published
30 April 2014
From
You Tube / Jon Derricott
Sign a petition to demand leadership from the World Health Organization to defuse the hepatitis C viral time bomb

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called hepatitis C a "viral time bomb," yet have done little to significantly address this global health crisis.

Published
10 July 2013
From
EATG
Economist Intelligence Unit Report Calls for Global Policy Innovation to Tackle the ‘Silent Pandemic’ that is Hepatitis C

A new Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report titled The Silent Pandemic: Tackling Hepatitis C with Policy Innovation, made possible as a result of an educational grant from Janssen Pharmaceutica NV and published today, highlights the urgent need for countries around the world to develop strategies to tackle head-on the growing social and economic issues associated with Hepatitis C (HCV).

Published
15 January 2013
From
Economist Intelligence Unit
Irish national strategy for hepatitis C to be published

THE HEALTH Service Executive (HSE) will launch its long-awaited national hepatitis C strategy today. The working group tasked with developing the strategy was created in 2007 and there were fears it would never be published given that it was finished more than two years ago, and the HSE is in dire financial straits.

Published
05 September 2012
From
Irish Times
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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