EASL-WHO symposium: Best practices and lessons learned from global viral hepatitis scale-up

 Viral hepatitis
 Public health

Strauss 1-2

13 April 2019 14:00 - 16:00

Over the last year, WHO Global hepatitis programme in collaboration with key partners has been collating the most important lessons learned from early experience in all aspects of the national hepatitis response (eg. strategic planning, financing, forecasting and price negotiation, community engagement, health worker training). The aim is to identify the most important good practices supported by examples from multiple settings that will help guide the next generation of countries in scale up of their national hepatitis response. The aim of this special WHO-EASL symposium is to share key findings with presentations on four selected good practice topics with country examples. These include: Access to drugs and diagnostics; Adequate and trained workforce; Harm reduction; and Community engagement. An additional presentation will discuss the financing for hepatitis elimination under universal health coverage. The panel and audience discussion will address application of these good practices to other settings and countries.


Global progress towards hepatitis elimination – an update
Marc Bulterys, Switzerland
13 April 2019 14:00 - 14:10

The price tag – what is it going to cost?
Mehlika Toy, United States
13 April 2019 14:10 - 14:20

13 April 2019 14:20 - 14:30

What are the good practices and lessons learned from country response? – A global project
Philippa Easterbrook, Switzerland
13 April 2019 14:30 - 14:40

Good Practices 1: Access to drugs and diagnostics
Sean Regan, United States
13 April 2019 14:40 - 15:00

Good Practices 2: Training the workforce
Ena Oru, Switzerland
Panelists: Maria Corcorran
13 April 2019 15:00 - 15:10

Good Practices 3: Prevention and Harm reduction – Ukraine, Vietnam and Kenya
Ernst Wisse, France
13 April 2019 15:10 - 15:20

Good Practices 4: Community leadership and engagement - Video Columbia, Indonesia, India
Maria Donatelli Klinger, France
13 April 2019 15:20 - 15:30

Q&A and Panel discussion
13 April 2019 15:30 - 16:00