Building the Momentum: Making the Case: World Hepatitis Summit 2015 meeting report


Feb 2016 by World Hepatitis Alliance
On 2nd - 4th September 2015 in Glasgow, the World Hepatitis Alliance staged the first ever World Hepatitis Summit in conjunction with the World Health Organisation and the Scottish Government. Over eighty countries were represented at the Summit which brought together delegates from national governments, World Hepatitis Alliance member organisations, public health and the pharmaceutical industry. The Summit sought to build momentum towards development of comprehensive national plans within the framework of WHO 2016-2021 viral hepatitis strategy, and offered an opportunity to forge relationships between civil society and governments for development of national planning and strengthening of the community voice in the viral hepatitis response. The Summit also offered an opportunity to share key learning from early country scale up activities and from other disease areas.

This report provides an overview of some of the key presentations, messages and themes of the event, including sections on best practice in the prevention, case-finding and treatment of hepatitis C.
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