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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Call to Action for Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C

The Summit Conference on Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C, held in October 2010, concluded by presenting a Call to Action urging the EU Member States and the European Commission to work to;

1. Improve awareness of the threat posed by Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C
2. Integrate prevention programmes for Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C into existing public health frameworks
3. Enhance surveillance for Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C across Europe
4. Support the development and integration of cost-effective technologies and procedures for use in viral hepatitis prevention, control and management, including screening of high risk individuals according to scientific and epidemiological based evidence
5. Ensure universal access to early counselling and treatment for persons infected with Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C
6. Expand research resources for hepatitis B and hepatitis C.

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