Participate to WHO Consultation on the next global health sector strategy on viral hepatitis elimination for 2022-2030 (deadline July 31, 2021)

New Global Health Sector Strategies on viral hepatitis, HIV, and sexually transmitted infections are now being developed for the World Health Assembly’s consideration. Covering the period 2022-2030, the strategies will be developed through a broad consultative process with Member States, communities and other stakeholders and in alignment with the strategies of UNAIDS and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Existing Global Health Sector Strategies on HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections 2016-2021 end this year and new strategies are needed to bridge the gap between 2021 and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

Major advances in hepatitis prevention, testing and treatment are still failing to reach 290 million people globally”

The 148th Executive Board in January 2021 considered a report on 2016-2021 progress and requested that WHO develop new strategies for 2022-2030. The report noted that despite considerable progress in some areas of prevention and treatment, most interim 2020 targets across the strategies have not been reached.

Major advances in hepatitis prevention, testing and treatment were still failing to reach the 290 million people globally unaware they are living with viral hepatitis.

In response, WHO is organizing a series of virtual briefings and consultations to inform the strategies’ development process.

To complement these consultations a series of Member State briefings will be convened in Geneva, and an online survey is available to broaden the scope for input from additional stakeholders.

WHO encourages all interested individuals and organizations to complete the online survey. The survey is currently available online in EnglishSpanish, Russian and French, and in the coming working days Arabic will also be available.

WHO is proposing that the three strategies, when final, will be presented in one document with an emphasis on further strengthening integration opportunities including through primary health care and collaboration with community actors. The new strategies will seek to preserve an individual approach to each disease area while also emphasizing important synergies to be found in combatting HIV, viral hepatitis and STIs collectively.



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This text was adapted from a WHO news article.  Read the original here.

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