Generating demand for hepatitis C treatment

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Increasing awareness of the direct-acting antivirals that can cure hepatitis C

Challenges

An estimated 2.9 million people are co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) virus.
A lack of awareness about hepatitis C has led to low demand for diagnosis and treatment, despite the availability of revolutionary treatments that can cure most cases of HCV in 12 weeks.

Solutions

The grant is attempting to stimulate demand for HCV care in selected countries by raising awareness among civil society organizations and national decision makers.

“Unitaid is a pioneer in tackling market bottlenecks for new and efficient hepatitis C treatments. Stimulating demand is key to shaping a healthy market.”

Kate Hencher, programme manager, Unitaid

The impact we are seeking

The project aims to contribute to WHO targets by speeding up access to HCV care in project countries, fostering political will and generating demand for direct-acting antivirals.



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