Civil society's critical role in the elimination of viral hepatitis

Civil society's critical role in the elimination of viral hepatitis

Each year, viral hepatitis kills 1.34 million people, which is comparable with deaths due to HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis. With the advent of highly effective prevention measures and treatments, global elimination of viral hepatitis is a realistic goal; all WHO member states have committed to a global reduction in hepatitis-related deaths by 65% and new infections by 90% by 2030. This Commission sets out to appraise the current global situation and to identify priorities—for countries, regions, and globally—to accelerate efforts towards these ambitious targets.

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Peak health and community organisations congratulate the Australian Government’s new National BBV and STI Strategies

Media Release – 4 December 2018 

Peak HIV, viral hepatitis, sexual health and community organisations today welcomed the release of five new National Blood Borne Virus (BBV) and Sexually Transmissible Infections (STI) Strategies by the Australian government. 

The peak organisations were closely involved and consulted heavily in the development of the strategies, ensuring they provide a strong platform for a high quality and coordinated national response to BBVs and STIs over the coming five years. 

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Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition Final Report to Parliament.

As a proud supporter of the Recognise Health initiative of the Lowitja Institute – which promotes understanding of the important link between health and wellbeing and constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – Hepatitis Australia calls on all Australians to support recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Australian Constitution.

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