MARCH 2018: HEP HEADLINES

2 Mar 2018 Bridie Taylor

Viral hepatitis is making the headlines. Here’s the latest news from the field of viral hepatitis this month.

Malta steps up elimination efforts following World Hepatitis Summit

This month the Government of Malta announced that they plan to eliminate hepatitis C by 2025 and have launched an open consultation on their proposed strategy.

Spain commits to finding the undiagnosed

Alianza para la Eliminación de las Hepatitis Víricas en España (AEHVE) met with the Ministry of Health of Spain to discuss a strategy to find people living with hepatitis C unaware.

Belarus starts manufacturing generic DAAs

In an effort to scale up the national treatment programme, Belarus has started locally manufacturing generic interferon free medicine.

Steps to tackle stigma in the workplace in the Philippines

In Davao City, a councillor has proposed an amendment to the city’s anti-discrimination laws that would prohibit anyone rejecting job applicants due to health status.

Stage set for next steps in hepatitis C elimination in Scotland

WHA member the Hepatitis C Trust marked the launch of their new report Eliminating Hepatitis C in Scotland with an event hosted in the Scottish Parliament.

Read more in the latest edition of hepVoice, your monthly magazine from the World Hepatitis Alliance.