The Silent Pandemic: Tackling Hepatitis C with Policy Innovation


2012 by The Economist Intelligence Unit
Hepatitis C may be the serious disease that most combines widespread prevalence with widespread ignorance. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), this urgent public health problem kills 350,000 people per year, and 150 million have the chronic form of the hepatitis C virus (HCV). The incidence of new infections is simply not known at the global level. Yet, HCV is entirely preventable and largely curable. In order to investigate the extent of the health challenge posed by HCV, the Economist Intelligence Unit, on behalf of Janssen, conducted 16 in-depth interviews with experts, activists, researchers and medical personnel, as well as extensive desk research to compile this report.
UK, Rest of World