Eliminating Viral Hepatitis By 2030 Possible With Improved Access To Treatments, Increased Funding

The Lancet: Towards elimination of viral hepatitis by 2030
Editorial Board

“…[W]ith some vital progress now made, 2016 could be a turning point for the global prevention and control of viral hepatitis infection. … Although the knowledge and approaches required to eliminate hepatitis such as vaccines and antiviral treatment are already in existence, accessibility and affordability of effective treatment and care services for viral hepatitis are a major concern in most countries. … On July 28, when World Hepatitis Day will be observed, policymakers, health workers, and the public are called upon to ‘know hepatitis-act now.’ To realize the vision of eliminating viral hepatitis by 2030, much more vigorous action to reform health policy — particularly drug price policy — as well as the funding for hepatitis, at both global and national levels, must be taken” (7/23).