On 28 August, millions of people around the world took part in this year's campaign for the World Hepatitis Day which was held under the motto "Hepatitis: Think Again", in order to raise awareness of viral hepatitis and urge actions of governments and institutions responsible for improving access to treatment and prevention programs for Hepatitis C.
Although the burden of diseases caused by hepatitis viruses grows, the problem remains ignored in broader terms or unknown to most of the policy makers, health professionals and the wider public.
HCV continues to affects hundreds of people in the world and is considered a serious public health problem! According to the World Health Organization, about 150 million worldwide live with chronic infection of hepatitis C virus, and each year worldwide more than 350 000 people die from the diseases caused by this virus.
Most affected by the virus are people who inject drugs. Therefore, providing treatment for them should be a priority, both for governments and health professionals.
ACCESS TO TREATMENT FOR ALL WHO NEED IT!