In May 2016, the 194 member states of the World Health Organization (WHO), including Canada, adopted the first ever Global Viral Hepatitis Strategy with the goal of eliminating viral hepatitis by 2030.
The elimination of HCV across Canada will require federal leadership. An effective national strategy would align and coordinate all of those involved in the prevention and management of HCV towards the common, achievable goal of the elimination of this virus in Canada.
We are calling on our federal government to recognize HCV as an important public health threat that can be eliminated, providing guidance and monitoring progress while allowing the provinces and territories flexibility to address the unique opportunities and challenges they will face.
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