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Tuesday, 15 September 2015 09:33
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Glasgow 02.-04. September 2015. godine, Hepatosa members participated at first World Hepatitis Summit.
The global burden of viral hepatitis can be overcome only when the world is united in action. WHO, in joint partnership with the Scottish Government and the World Hepatitis Alliance, is co-organizing the World Hepatitis Summit in Glasgow, Scotland on 2-4 September 2015.
The Summit aims to bring top global leaders, national policy-makers and public health experts together to garner political and financial commitments required to tackling viral hepatitis epidemics.
As a platform to improve the creation and implementation of action plans through sharing of best practice, the World Hepatitis Summit will directly support the WHA67.R7 resolution, adopted at the 67th World Health Assembly. WHO will present its new toolkit to assist governments in the development and implementation of strategies and provide the opportunity for governments to learn about WHO’s Global Hepatitis Programme and the progress towards target setting and a monitoring framework.

 

Glasgow Declaration on Hepatitis:

Glasgow declaration on hepatatis


Because there are 400 million people living with hepatitis B or hepatitis C infection with no country or region unaffected,
Because there is a lack of global awareness and most persons with hepatitis remain undiagnosed,
Because 1.4 million people die every year from complications of viral hepatitis yet most of these deaths can be prevented,
Because there are highly effective measures to prevent new hepatitis B and C infections and highly effective treatments that can supress hepatitis B virus replication and cure hepatitis C infection,
Because universal access to prevention, testing, diagnosis, care and treatment is a human right and promoting access to and affordability of these services is the responsibility of all stakeholders,
The participants of the inaugural World Hepatitis Summit believe it is possible and essential to set as a goal the elimination of both hepatitis B and C as public health concerns.
We therefore call upon governments in all jurisdictions, to develop and implement comprehensive, funded national hepatitis plans and programmes in partnership with all stakeholders and in line with the World Health Assembly Resolution 67.6; and, in collaboration with the World Health Organization, to define and agree on realistic yet aspirational global targets for viral hepatitis prevention, testing, diagnosis, care and treatment.

 

 

     
     

 

 For World Hepatitis Alliance members, before Summit, on August 31 and September 1 pre-Summit meeting was organized for capacity building in the area of advocacy, fundraising and PR. This was also excellent opportunity for making conctacts with activist and expersts from all over the world

     
     
 
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