World Hepatitis Day 2019 - Invest in eliminating hepatitis

World Hepatitis Day 2019 - Invest in eliminating hepatitis

During World Hepatitis Day 2019 campaign, WHO is urging all countries and partners to promote the theme “Invest in eliminating hepatitis”. WHO will release new estimates for additional investments needed to achieve globally agreed hepatitis elimination goals by 2030, in the context of the universal health coverage. The host country for World Hepatitis Day 2019 is Pakistan. The global events will be held in Islamabad, Pakistan 27-28 July 2019.

Uganda leads the charge against viral hepatitis

The first African Hepatitis Summit held in Uganda

8 July 2019 – The pioneering event was held in Kampala, Uganda on 18-20 June under the theme: "Eliminating Viral Hepatitis in Africa; Implementing the viral hepatitis strategy". WHO released a new hepatitis scorecard for the implementation of the hepatitis elimination strategy in the region.

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Progress report on HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections 2019

WHO releases the first integrated progress report on HIV, hepatitis and STIs

23 May 2019 – The new progress report being released today at the 72nd World Health Assembly reviews success and challenges in implementing the global health sector strategies, 2016-2021 on HIV, hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The report also outlines 8 joint actions for accelerating progress towards universal health coverage.

HIV and hepatitis events at the 72nd World Health Assembly

Join HIV, hepatitis events at the 72nd World Health Assembly

21 May 2019 - We invite all partners, delegates and staff participating in the 72nd World Health Assembly join the following events.

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Reaching people who inject drugs and people in prisons – a must for hepatitis C elimination

1 May 2019, PORTO – WHO is calling for greater commitments to scale up hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing and treatment services to people who inject drugs (PWID) and people in prisons (PIP). Around 71 million people are infected with chronic HCV worldwide with PWID being disproportionately affected. They account for the highest proportion of new infections – 23% of the 1.75 million infections that occur every year. As for PIP, up to 1 in 4 can be HCV positive. The elimination targets set by WHO aim to diagnose 90% and treat 80% of all eligible persons by 2030.

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The International Liver Congress™, Vienna, 10-14 April 2019

Global hepatitis response gains ground – more action needed to achieve universal health coverage targets

11 April 2019 – WHO reports that more people are receiving life-saving services for viral hepatitis; however, a more ambitious global investment is needed to attain the elimination targets by 2030. The report is being presented at the largest conference of global hepatitis specialists: the International Liver Congress 2019. The conference is organized by the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) and is taking place in Vienna, Austria on 10–14 April.

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WHO at the International Liver Congress 2019

WHO at the International Liver Congress 2019

9 April 2019 – WHO, in collaboration with the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL), will host two symposium events at the International Liver Congress 2019 – the largest global convention of hepatitis specialists. The WHO/EASL sessions will highlight key challenges and opportunities in the global response to viral hepatitis through focused discussions on access to hepatitis C cure for children, adolescents and pregnant women, and good practices and lessons learned in national hepatitis programmes. WHO will also share new data on global progress and studies on the global price tag for hepatitis elimination.

 


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