Globally, an estimated 71 million people have chronic hepatitis C virus infection, and a significant number of those who are chronically infected will develop cirrhosis or liver cancer.

 

World Health Organization (2016.)

Available at https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/hepatitis-c

The report identifies the different starting points of countries on their journey toward elimination

 

 

Leading countries

Focus on reaching the most vulnerable and inaccessible patients. Developing diagnosis and linkage-to-care solutions that simplify the care pathway.

Following countries

Invest dedicated resources to ensure diagnosis rates increase rapidly to maintain a stable number of people awaiting or receiving treatment.

Late-start countries

Focus on treatment, eliminating restrictions and covering the full treatment cost as a basic requisite to making progress towards elimination.

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IHQ-LVD-2020-09-0019 DATE OF PREPARATION: SEPTEMBER 2020