[PDF] Combatting Hepatitis B and C : elimination by 2030?

Source:
House of Lords
Publisher:
House of Lords
Publication date:
19 July 2019

Abstract

The need to combat hepatitis globally forms one of the targets under the sustainable development goals. These were agreed by UN member states, including the UK, in 2015. The WHO subsequently set the goal of eliminating viral hepatitis as a “major public health threat” by 2030 and reducing the mortality rate by 10% by 2020. The UK Government has stated it is committed to the goal of eliminating hepatitis C (the most common form of the virus in the UK) by 2030.