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27

Sep
Fuelled by political will, resources for cost-effective, evidence-based prevention programmes and revolutionary advances in hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment, momentum is building towards halting a deadly global epidemic. Worldwide, an estimated 71 million people are living with hepatitis C, a blood- borne virus that infects liver cells. Without treatment, HCV ...

14

Aug
WHO published guidelines for the care and treatment of persons diagnosed with chronic hepatitis C virus infection. For those who need more in-depth information on chronic hepatitis C treatment, this guideline can be useful. You can download from Resources under sub heading Guidelines or you can directly download from the ...

14

Aug
Progress report of WHO on Access to Hepatitis Treatment: Focus on Overcoming Barriers in Low and Middle-income countries published March 2018. Key chapters included are - status of the hepatitis C treatment,  response, expanding access to hepatitis C treatment: challenges and opportunities, overcoming access to barriers: experience of selected countries from ...

20

Mar
KUALA LUMPUR: Eighteen selected hospitals across the country have begun offering free Sofosbuvir-based direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy for treatment of Hepatitis C since early this month, according to Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam. He said the first phase of the treatment was given to 2,000 chronic Hepatitis C patients ...

21

Sep
CL ends Gilead's dangerous games with lives of HepC patients in Malaysia Result of hard fought efforts of community-based groups, NGOs and treatment providers 20 September 2017, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur: The Asia-Pacific Network of People living with HIV (APN+) joins the Positive Malaysian Treatment Access and Advocacy Group (MTAAG) in welcoming the ...

03

Aug
Ever since generic DAA made available in early 2015 with Gilead's VL to several Indian generic manufacturers, there has been some progress as well as challenges in the context of access to Hepatitis C treatment. During Asia Pacific AIDS and Co-infection conference in Hong Kong June 2017, Giten Khwahirakpam from ...

15

Feb
A joint press release between I-MAK, DNP+ and MSF Access Campaign on challenges to patents (patent oppositions) was filed in India on key hep C drugs sofosbuvir, daclatasvir and velpatasvir. New Delhi/New York, 14 February 2017–Five new challenges against patents on crucial new medicines to treat ...