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Global progress towards hepatitis C elimination still blocked by cost of treatment, lack of diagnosis
Keith Alcorn, 2017-11-01 17:20:00

Nine countries — Australia, Brazil, Egypt, Georgia, Germany, Iceland, Japan, the Netherlands and Qatar — are on course to eliminate hepatitis C by 2030, according to data released at the World Hepatitis Summit in São Paulo, Brazil, this week.

The World Health Organization’s elimination target challenges countries to aim for a 90% reduction of new hepatitis B and C infections and a 65% reduction in hepatitis B and C related mortality by 2030.

Estimates presented by the Polaris Observatory, developed from all available national data, show a stark contrast in progress towards HCV elimination in two of the world’s wealthiest countries, Australia and the United States.