AHC Urges Minister Ambrose to Endorse the WHO/PAHO Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Viral Hepatitis

ahc_en_web_logo_291A letter was sent on September 18 to Hon. Minister Ambrose, urging her, as Federal Minister of Health, to endorse the World Health Organization/Pan-American Health Organization Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Viral Hepatitis, on behalf of the Government of Canada. The 67th Session of the Regional Committee of WHO for the Americas will be held in Washington, DC Sept 28-Oct 2 of this year, and the Action Plan will be presented.

Endorsement of this proposed Action Plan would be a great step forward for Canada towards a strategy framed around the goal of elimination, and at this time that endorsement seems unlikely. Feel free to use this letter as a template to urge the Minister on behalf of your own organization to strengthen this call to action!