The Task Force for Global Healthy launched the Coalition for Global Hepatitis Elimination (CGHE) in July 2019 to catalyze progress towards achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for global viral hepatitis elimination.
CGHE is modeled after other disease elimination programs founded by the Task Force for Global Health, and will provide services to assist the planning, implementation and evaluation of national and sub-national programs to eliminate hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission and disease.
One important reason this taskforce is launched, is that several national, subnational and so-called “micro-elimination” programs have achieved great success in specific contexts. These programs provide important lessons to the wider hepatitis elimination community, however, until now no platform existed to share such experiences.
The Task Force also notes that most hepatitis elimination programs have scarce resources and capacity for wider implementation. It is of key importance to support successful local initiatives to scale, which requires the development of partnerships and funding sources.
A Commission convened by the leading scientific journal The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology convened a Commission to examine regional and global challenges that hamper progress toward hepatitis elimination. This commission recognized that the low capacity and fragmentation of hepatitis elimination programs, and recommended that collective global action is needed to build program capacity and improve financing of these efforts. They also recognized that best-practice sharing among international organizations can help accelerate progress.
HepaHealth strongly agrees with the findings of the Commission and the mission of CGHE and we are delighted to join this strong international collective to contribute to our joined mission of viral hepatitis elimination.
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