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.