Scaling up prevention, testing and treatment services could eliminate hepatitis C as a public health threat. The World Health Organization’s target is for countries to reduce infections by 90% and hepatitis-related mortality by 65%, by 2030.

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  • England hits WHO 2020 hepatitis C target three years early

    Deaths from liver disease related to serious hepatitis C (HCV) fell by more than 16% between 2015 and 2017, according to data published by Public Health England (PHE). As a result, England has hit the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) target to reduce HCV related mortality by 10% by 2020 three years early.

    18 April 2019 | The Pharmaceutical Journal
  • Health expert says hepatitis C could be eliminated quickly in Scotland

    A leading expert in hepatitis C has said it could be removed from Scotland in the next five years if efforts to cure people were "energised".

    12 April 2019 | BBC News
  • Summary from CROI 2019 for viral Hepatitis, from Jürgen Rockstroh

    Although no new drugs for HBV or HCV therapy were presented a whole range of important clinical studies were discussed which all have important clinical implications for daily practice.

    09 April 2019 | NATAP
  • San Francisco Study Shows Engagement in HCV Care Aids Elimination

    In San Francisco, many transwomen have access to hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing and treatment, which suggests an opportunity for HCV control and elimination, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Viral Hepatitis.

    02 April 2019 | Infectious Disease Advisor
  • India: National action plan for free treatment of hepatitis patients launched

    National action plan for free treatment of hepatitis patients launched  The HinduEnvisages model treatment centres in all States in the first year.

    27 February 2019 | The Hindu
  • Expert working group recommends bold action to eliminate hepatitis C in Scotland; now we need a national elimination strategy

    A new report published by Health Protection Scotland sets out national recommendations for improvements to case finding and access to care which would accelerate Scotland’s efforts to eliminate hepatitis C. The Hepatitis C Trust calls on the Scottish Government to set out a clear timeline and process for developing and releasing a national elimination strategy for hepatitis C, in order to facilitate implementation of the recommendations contained in the recent Health Protection Scotland report.

    19 February 2019 | Hepatitis C Trust
  • 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.

    05 February 2019 | 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.

    25 January 2019 | 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.

    18 January 2019 | 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.

    16 January 2019 | Egypttoday
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