ACHIEVE asked to speak about the role of partnerships at the WHO Europe First Regional Consultation on viral Hepatitis

11-13 February 2019, Tibilisi, Georgia

45 Member States representatives from the WHO European Region, along with leading experts, members of civil society organisations and patients’ associations gathered to assess progress on the road to eliminating viral hepatitis by 2030 in line with the WHO Global Strategy and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Evidence presented at the meeting showed that, despite the ongoing efforts, viral hepatitis mortality has not yet decreased. Participants agreed that, in order to achieve elimination goals timely, ensuring universal health coverage, targeting vulnerable populations (such as drug users, prisoners and migrants) and addressing the social determinants of the disease will be essential. 

Hon. Ricardo Baptista Leite, ACHIEVE member Dr. Greet Hendrickx (VHPB), Marko Korenjak (ELPA), ACHIEVE Chair Tatjana Reic and Dr. Yvan Hutin (WHO Global Hepatitis Programme), Dr. Erika Duffel (ECDC), Dr. Antons Mozalevskis (WHO Europe) at the WHO Europe First Regional Consultation on viral hepatitis

Tatjana Reic (ACHIEVE) alongside Dr. Michael Favorov (WHO Europe Task Force for Global Health), Hon. Ricardo Baptista Leite, Dr. Amiran Gamkrelidze (Director General of the National Centre for Disease Control and Public Health of Georgia), Dr. Yvan Hutin (WHO Global Hepatitis Programme) and Dr. Antons Mozalevskis (responsible for hepatitis at WHO Europe)