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Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med. 2019 Nov 11. pii: a036939. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a036939. [Epub ahead of print]

The Elimination of Hepatitis C as a Public Health Threat.

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Disease Elimination Program, Burnet Institute, Melbourne 3004, Australia.
School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne 3004, Australia.
Alfred Hospital, Department of Infectious Diseases, Monash University, Melbourne 3004, Australia.
Doherty Institute and Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne 3000, Australia.


Hepatitis C virus is a global public health threat, affecting 71 million people worldwide. Increasing recognition of the impact of this epidemic and recent advances in biomedical and technical approaches to hepatitis C prevention and cure have provided impetus for the World Health Organization (WHO) to call for global elimination of hepatitis C as a public health threat by 2030. This work reviews the feasibility of hepatitis C elimination and pathways to overcome existing and potential future barriers to elimination. Drawing on cost-effectiveness modeling and providing examples of successful implementation efforts across the globe, we highlight the resources and strategies needed to achieve hepatitis C elimination. A timely, multipronged response is required if the 2030 WHO elimination targets are to be achieved. Importantly, achieving hepatitis C elimination will also benefit the community well beyond 2030.

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