Journal article

Innovative strategies for the elimination of viral hepatitis at a national level: A country case series

Sophia E Schroeder, Alisa Pedrana, Nick Scott, David Wilson, Christian Kuschel, Lisa Aufegger, Rifat Atun, Ricardo Baptista-Leite, Maia Butsashvili, Manal El-Sayed, Aneley Getahun, Saeed Hamid, Radi Hammad, Ellen 't Hoen, Sharon J Hutchinson, Jeffrey V Lazarus, Olufunmilayo Lesi, Wangsheng Li, Rosmawati Binti Mohamed, Sigurdur Olafsson Show all

LIVER INTERNATIONAL | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

Viral hepatitis is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, but has long been neglected by national and international policymakers. Recent modelling studies suggest that investing in the global elimination of viral hepatitis is feasible and cost-effective. In 2016, all 194 member states of the World Health Organization endorsed the goal to eliminate viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030, but complex systemic and social realities hamper implementation efforts. This paper presents eight case studies from a diverse range of countries that have invested in responses to viral hepatitis and adopted innovative approaches to tackle their respective epidemics. Based on an inv..

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