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Adopted Global Health Sector Strategies for HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections

Adopted Global Health Sector Strategies for HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections

Last week at the 69th World Health Assembly (WHA), the Global Health Sector Strategies for HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), 2016-2021 were formally adopted on 28 May.  This is an important milestone as the three strategies are fully aligned with supporting the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which include targets to end the HIV epidemic as a public health threat by 2030 and to combat viral hepatitis and other communicable diseases, includi...
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How to meet the first-ever global hepatitis targets

How to meet the first-ever global hepatitis targets

The first-ever global targets on viral hepatitis were adopted at the 69th World Health Assembly last week. These targets include:
  • Reduce new cases of chronic hepatitis by 30% (2020) and 90% (2030) (baseline 2015). Reduce from 6-10 million new cases in 2015 to < 1 million in 2030
  • Reduce hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV) mortality by 10% (2020) and 90% (2030) (baseline 2015). Reduce from 1.4 million deaths in 2015 to < 500,000 deaths in 2030
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