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26 July 2017

Many European countries ‘flying blind’ in their efforts to eliminate viral hepatitis

More people die from viral hepatitis than from HIV, yet the public health response is lacking. The ACHIEVE Coalition urges governments in Europe and elsewhere to improve hepatitis B and hepatitis C monitoring so that a reliable evidence base will be available to guide the drive towards disease elimination.


10 July 2017

MEPs call for strong EU political commitment on eliminating viral hepatitis

Need for an EU-wide Hepatitis surveillance programme, says campaigning deputy, Karin Kadenbach.
Viral hepatitis is a major European killer. Within the 53 countries of the World Health Organization’s European region, almost 30 million people live with either hepatitis B or C. The European Parliament has been at the forefront in drawing attention to the need to tackle the disease. In 2007, it passed a resolution calling on the European Commission and EU governments to recognise hepatitis C as “an urgent public health issue”. A decade on, it is time to take stock. That is why I and fellow MEPs adopted a resolution on the EU’s response to HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Hepatitis C in our recent plenary session on 5 July.


05 July 2017

European Parliament adopts resolution on the EU’s response to HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Hepatitis C

The European Parliament calls on the Commission and Member States to develop a comprehensive EU Policy Framework addressing HIV/ AIDS, tuberculosis and viral hepatitis. It also calls on the Commission, under the direction of the ECDC, to launch a multidisciplinary plan, in coordination with Member States, which will standardize screening, testing and treatment protocols, and which will eradicate hepatitis C by 2030.

The ACHIEVE coalition strongly supports the adoption of this resolution.


09 June 2017

New coalition calls on the EU to take action to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030, in line with WHO Strategy

Launched at an event in the European Parliament today, the ACHIEVE (short for Associations Collaborating on Hepatitis to Immunize and Eliminate the Viruses in Europe) coalition calls on the EU to take action to eliminate viral hepatitis B and C by 2030 in the WHO European Region, in line with the WHO Global Health Sector Strategy on viral hepatitis, the WHO Europe Action Plan, which build on and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


09 June 2017

EATG joins new coalition calling on EU to take action to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030

Launched at an event in the European Parliament on 7 June 2017, the ACHIEVE (short for Associations Collaborating on Hepatitis to Immunize and Eliminate the Viruses in Europe) coalition calls on the EU to take action to eliminate viral hepatitis B and C by 2030 in the WHO European Region, in line with the WHO Global Health Sector Strategy on viral hepatitis, the WHO Europe Action Plan, which build on and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The ACHIEVE coalition comes together to speak with one voice representing patients and community, clinicians and researchers.


09 June 2017


HepBCPPA joins new coalition calling on EU to take action to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030

Launched at an event in the European Parliament on 7 June 2017, the ACHIEVE (short for Associations Collaborating on Hepatitis to Immunize and Eliminate the Viruses in Europe) coalition calls on the EU to take action to eliminate viral hepatitis B and C by 2030 in the WHO European Region, in line with the WHO Global Health Sector Strategy on viral hepatitis, the WHO Europe Action Plan, which build on and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The ACHIEVE coalition comes together to speak with one voice representing patients and community, clinicians and researchers.