Below is a series of media releases and media statements from Hepatitis Australia.
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The latest hepatitis C treatment data released by the Kirby Institute shows that, since March 2016, an estimated 70,260 people in Australia have commenced treatment to cure hepatitis C*. But is this enough to prevent the ongoing deaths each year in Australia from liver disease associated with hepatitis?
In England deaths from liver disease related to hepatitis C fell by more than 16% between 2015 and 2017, achieving the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) target to reduce HCV-related mortality by 10% by 2020 three years early. Australia has also achieved the WHO’s 2020 mortality target. Some might say that this is good news - but at Hepatitis Australia we don’t agree.
Hepatitis Australia is pleased to have received full support from The Australian Greens for our call to address gaps in hepatitis treatment and care.