Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Viral Hepatitis Action Plan: 2014 Viral Hepatitis Year-in-Review and Looking to 2015

2014 Viral Hepatitis Year-in-Review and Looking to 2015
By Ronald Valdiserri, M.D., M.P.H., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, and Director, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

2014 has been a year of both opportunities and challenges in the fight against viral hepatitis. In May, the World Health Assembly passed a new resolution Exit Disclaimer [PDF 151 KB] on viral hepatitis, urging member states to develop and implement coordinated, national strategies for preventing, diagnosing and treating viral hepatitis.  Our nation’s own comprehensive viral hepatitis strategy, the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (Action Plan) [PDF 2 MB] was updated for three more years (2014-2016) and released in April 2014—extending  our national commitment to the original 2011 goal of combating the silent epidemic of viral hepatitis. Also of consequence, the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act at the start of the year paved the way for unprecedented access to medical care and opened doors for increased screening, diagnosis, and treatment of viral hepatitis, as well as vaccination against hepatitis A (HAV) and hepatitis B (HBV).

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1 comment:

  1. HELP You cannot even get the medicine It cost toooooo much....