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WHA Adopts Resolution On Hepatitis; Member States Concerned Over High Prices

The resolution urges member states “to develop multisectoral national strategies for preventing, diagnosing, and treating viral hepatitis.” The resolution also asks states to consider using the flexibilities endorsed in the World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) to promote access to specific pharmaceutical products.

Published
23 May 2014
From
Intellectual Property Watch
Today new hepatitis resolution is passed at world health assembly; challenges World Health Organization and member states to act

Today, four years after introducing its first viral hepatitis resolution, the World Health Assembly (WHA)—the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO)—passed the Hepatitis Resolution, which commits the WHO and United Nations (UN) member states to urgent action to address the global hepatitis pandemic, including that of hepatitis C virus (HCV).

Published
23 May 2014
From
Treatment Action Group
Defuse Hepatitis C, the Viral Time Bomb: Test and Treat Hepatitis C

In 2010, the 63rd World Health assembly (WHA) adopted the first resolution on viral hepatitis; a new resolution will be presented at this assembly. We, people living with HCV, HIV/AIDS, people who use drugs, and our advocates, urge United Nations (UN) Member States to act with urgency to end the hepatitis C epidemic; it is possible!

Published
21 May 2014
From
Treatment Action Group
To curb hepatitis C, test and treat inmates

The nation's oversized prison population provides an opportunity to battle the US hepatitis C epidemic because inmates have a high prevalence of infection and are readily reachable for testing and treatment, argue authors of a new article in the New England Journal of Medicine. One in six inmates is infected and one in three infected Americans ends up locked up for at least a little time in their lives.

Published
15 May 2014
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
UK - 'Eradicating hepatitis C is a realistic aim'

New highly effective drugs have created the potential for the eradication of hepatitis C, says Stephen Ryder and John Dillon, but the NHS must clear several hurdles to reach this goal.

Published
06 May 2014
From
Health Service Journal
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
Reducing the Risk for HIV, Hepatitis C Among Injection Drug Users

Coordinated education and counseling services can successfully control at-risk behaviors such as needle-sharing among injection drug users and thereby curb the spread of HIV and hepatitis C among this high-risk population, a new study has confirmed.

Published
24 April 2014
From
Infectious Disease Special Edition
Studies investigate presence of hepatitis C virus among gay and bisexual men

A review of epidemiological studies on hepatitis C in gay and bisexual men, including those who are HIV negative.

Published
24 April 2014
From
CATIE
PROUD UK PrEP study completes enrolment – first data give participants' background and risk factors

The pilot stage of the PROUD study – the UK's study of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (HIV-negative people taking HIV drugs to prevent HIV) in gay

Published
09 April 2014
By
Gus Cairns
First European Conference on Hepatitis C and Drug Use, Berlin, 23-24 October 2014

One of the highlights during the conference will be the presentation of the 'Berlin Declaration', a pressing call to national and European policy makers, to ensure better access and quality of HCV treatment for the most marginalised groups and individuals.

Published
07 April 2014
From
EATG
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