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WHO Calls For Urgent Increase In Hepatitis Testing, Treatment, Releases Updated Care Guidelines

WHO: Urgent increase in hepatitis testing and treatment needed
“The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners are … calling on countries to urgently increase hepatitis testing and treatment services in order to eliminate viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030. The calls come in the lead-up to World Hepatitis Day 2018 on 28 July, which focuses on the theme ‘Test.Treat.Hepatitis.’ … WHO and global partners are sharing the experiences of countries such as Mongolia to promote sustained political commitment and broad-based partnerships in many other countries. Reinvigorated action and investments in viral hepatitis are necessary to achieve a world where transmission is halted and everyone living with viral hepatitis has access to safe, affordable, and effective care and treatment” (7/26).

WHO: Guidelines for the care and treatment of persons diagnosed with chronic hepatitis C virus infection
“These guidelines aim to provide evidence-based recommendations on the care and treatment of persons diagnosed with chronic HCV infection. They update the care and treatment section of the WHO Guidelines for the screening, care, and treatment of persons with hepatitis C infection issued in April 2016…” (July 2018).

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