As the world continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020-2021, countries with high HCV disease burden are working hard to ensure that HCV care disruption is minimised and those most in need have access to care and services. There are government and community actors responding to the needs of people living with HCV, and much more can be learnt from them to inform our response towards achieving the HCV elimination goal in 2030.
This first webinar of Hepatitis C PACT Webinar Series highlighted some of the models of care in HCV management from India, Nepal, and Malaysia and contributed to the discussion for hepatitis C elimination by 2030.
The webinar series is supported by World Health Organization South-East Asia and World Health Organization Western Pacific Region.
Moderator: Dr B B Rewari, Medical Officer – Hepatitis/HIV/STIs, World Health Organization, SEARO
- Nalinikanta Rajkumar (Kanta), President, CoNE India
Community-led HCV testing model and linking PWID to HCV treatment
- Prawchan KC, Sr. Program Manager, SPARSHA Nepal
Community based HCV Intervention/Model in Nepal”
- Datuk Dr Muhammad Radzi Abu Hassan, Head of Services – Internal Medicine, Ministry of Health, Malaysia
Simplified & Decentralized HCV Care in Malaysia