Scaling-up HCV treatment to achieve WHO targets by 2030

by Graham Cooke
Tropical Medicine & International Health – Accepted manuscript online: 10 January 2017

6 pp. 130 kB
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/tmi.12837/epdf

WHO recently launched a new strategy for tackling viral hepatitis with ambitious goals for reducing both deaths and new infections by 2030. Antiviral therapy is one only part of a multi-faceted strategy needed to tackle viral hepatitis, but for hepatitis C (HCV), the absence of an effective vaccine means that achieving these targets is going to require substantial scale-up of HCV treatment. Reaching the target of treating 80% of those in need by 2030 will require reaching at least 70 million people.

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