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England: Countdown to hep C eradication

NHS England’s target date to eliminate hepatitis C is now just six years away. DDN hears what progress has been made, and what’s left to achieve, at the LJWG on Substance Use and Hepatitis C annual conference.

Published
05 February 2019
From
Drink & Drug News
UK court dismisses AbbVie's legal challenge against the NHS

The High Court has dismissed a legal challenge by US pharmaceutical firm AbbVie against the National Health Service (NHS) England's procurement deal for drugs to treat and cure hepatitis C. The decision means that the plan to eliminate the virus in England remains on track.

Published
25 January 2019
From
The Lancet (free registration required)
NHS England’s plan to eliminate Hepatitis C decisively backed by High Court

NHS England’s plan to eliminate Hepatitis C in England by 2025 is on track after all aspects of a High Court challenge by pharmaceutical company AbbVie were dismissed. The NHS’s single largest medicines procurement, a deal worth almost £1 billion over five years, was launched in April last year but contract start dates had to be delayed by six months after legal action by AbbVie.

Published
18 January 2019
From
NHS England
Egypt proposes plan to treat African Hepatitis C patients

Minister of Health Hala Zayed unveiled an Egyptian initiative to treat African people from Hepatitis C, starting with the Nile Basin countries who have an estimated 3.7 million hepatitis C patients, representing 30 percent of the total number of infected people in Africa.

Published
16 January 2019
From
Egypttoday
Hepatitis C in England: 2018 report

In this report, we summarise the impact of action plans in England to drive down mortality from HCV, reduce the number of new infections, and outline the actions required to make further progress.

Published
08 May 2018
From
Public Health England
Eliminating Hepatitis C in England

England will not fulfil its commitment to elimination of hepatitis C by 2030 unless the number of people diagnosed and initiated onto treatment is greatly increased.

Published
23 March 2018
From
All-Party Parliamentary Group on Liver Health
Systematic Hep C Test-and-Treat Lowers Rate in Gay Men With HIV

A Swiss research program tested for and treated hep C in a large cohort of HIV-positive men who have sex with men over time.

Published
22 March 2018
From
Poz
WHO urges countries to scale up hepatitis C treatment

A new WHO report shows that the annual number of people receiving hepatitis C cure increased from around 1 million in 2015 to 1.5 million in 2016. However, global access to hepatitis C treatment remains uneven, with Egypt and Pakistan accounting for about half of all people starting direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment to cure hepatitis C in 2016.

Published
09 March 2018
From
World Health Organization
Hepatitis C drugs not being accessed by thousands of Australians with the disease

Hundreds of thousands of Australians with hepatitis C are failing to access new curative drugs, despite the Government subsidising them at huge cost to the taxpayer. The trend means the Government is at risk of missing its target to eradicate hepatitis C and of spending far more than necessary on the treatments.

Published
12 February 2018
From
ABC News
US: New Hepatitis C Infections Nearly Tripled over Five Years

Over just five years, the number of new hepatitis C virus infections reported to CDC has nearly tripled, reaching a 15-year high, according to new preliminary surveillance data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Published
12 May 2017
From
CDC
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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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