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The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a statement on the elimination of the hepatitis C virus by 2030, which can overcome this health problem and completely eradicate the virus that causes hepatitis and kills more than a million people every year worldwide. , And more than 300 million chronic hepatitis B and C.

At the conference, Egypt, Brazil, Australia and Georgia were highlighted for their innovative work to eliminate viral hepatitis.

Nine countries around the world are on track to eliminate hepatitis C by 2030;

countries are Egypt, Qatar, Australia, Brazil, Georgia, Germany, Iceland, Japan and the Netherlands.

According to new data from the Polaris Observatory, presented at the World Hepatitis Summit in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

 Egypt has pledged this year to implement comprehensive screening initiatives (including through military assistance) to cover 30 million people by the end of 2018, as well as to produce equivalent treatment drugs for less than $ 200 for the 12-week course.

"These new data show that the elimination of hepatitis C is possible, but it also shows that more efforts are needed to support governments in the treatment of viral hepatitis," said Charles Gore, president of the Global Alliance against Hepatitis. Hepatitis C offers governments the opportunity to learn from other countries and public health experts, in an effort to accelerate progress toward disease elimination.

Polaris Observatory is a public health research firm based in Lafayette, Colorado, United States of America, one of the main focus areas of epidemiology of Hepatitis B and CID viruses.

Source: World Health Organization

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