Hepatitis C is a Major Global Public Health Problem!
The time to foster a unified global response
to the hepatitis C epidemic is now!
- Develop Targeted HCV Strategies and Action Plans
- Provide Access to HCV Testing, Treatment and Care Services
- Scale-up Harm Reduction, evidence and rights and Community-Based Programs
- Decriminalize People Who Use Drugs
- Meaningful inclusion of People who Inject Drugs and their organisations
- Increase Health and HCV Literacy
The World Health Assembly adopted hepatitis strategy
The World Health Assembly has adopted 3 global health sector strategies on:
HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) for the period 2016-2021.
The integrated strategies highlight the critical role of Universal Health Coverage. Their targets are aligned with those laid out in the Sustainable Development Goals.
The hepatitis strategy – the first of its kind - introduces the first-ever global targets for viral hepatitis. These include a 30% reduction in new cases of hepatitis B and C by 2020 and a 10% reduction in mortality. Key approaches will be to expand vaccination programmes for hepatitis A,B, and E; focus on preventing mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B; improve injection, blood and surgical safety; "harm reduction" for people who inject drugs; and increase access to treatment for hepatitis B and C.