World Hepatitis day was marked globally on 28 July.
In 2016 the World Health Organization committed to eliminating viral hepatitis by 2030. In hepatitis C this means a focus on the new and effective treatments as a cure for all.
With universal access to the new revolutionary treatments for hepatitis C on the PBS, Australia is now leading the way for a NOhep future – a future without hepatitis C.
As a Partner in the national World Hepatitis Day Campaign, HFA has been working with Hepatitis Australia and State and Territory Foundations on the annual national awareness campaign and is committed to making a difference on hepatitis C in Australia.
State and Territory Foundation representatives joined HFA in the HFA World Hepatitis Day Working Group to make the campaign more specific to the bleeding disorders community and promote it effectively to the bleeding disorders community around Australia. The Working Group looked more closely at the barriers for the groups identified as not pursuing hep C treatment and has developed a range of strategies to address them.
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Dr Joe Sasadeusz, an HCV/HIV co-infection specialist in Melbourne with a long history of working with people with bleeding disorders and HFA, offered to assist HFA in making a short YouTube video answering questions about the new treatments for people with bleeding disorders.
Watch the new treatments video at – http://tinyurl.com/hepcvideo
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP?
The HFA World Hepatitis Day Working Group is continuing to work on the health promotion campaign to promote new treatments to people with bleeding disorders and hepatitis C. We have been pleased to hear from Haemophilia Treatment Centres that most people with bleeding disorders and hepatitis C now have appointments with their hepatitis or infectious diseases clinic or have already started treatment. The focus is now on:
Watch this space!
For more information about World Hepatitis Day, visit the website –www.worldhepatitisday.org.au
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