World Hepatitis Summit 2015

This was an excellent opportunity to exchange information with people of different opportunities and this is exceptional because no other meeting provides this opportunity.”

World Hepatitis Summit 2015

The first WHS was held in Glasgow, Scotland in 2015. It was convened to build on the World Health Assembly 67.6 resolution, which asked WHO Member States to develop and implement national viral hepatitis strategies, as well as asking WHO to examine the feasibility of eliminating hepatitis B and C with a view to setting global targets and developing a monitoring mechanism. The summit helped to build momentum ahead of the 2016 World Health Assembly, where the elimination of viral hepatitis was adopted.

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Theme:
‘To build on the World Health Assembly 67.6 resolution, which asked WHO Member States to develop and implement national viral hepatitis strategies, as well as asking WHO to examine the feasibility of eliminating hepatitis B and C with a view to setting global targets and developing a monitoring mechanism.’

Glasgow Declaration: 

“The participants of the inaugural World Hepatitis Summit believe it is possible and essential to set as a goal the elimination of both hepatitis B and C as public health concerns. We therefore call upon governments in all jurisdictions to develop and implement comprehensive, funded national hepatitis plans and programmes in partnership with all stakeholders and in line with the World Health Assembly Resolution 67.6 and, in collaboration with the World Health Organization, to define and agree on realistic yet aspirational global targets for prevention, testing, diagnosis, care and treatment.”

Testimonials

“We learnt through presentations the global situation of hepatitis all over the world and the toolkits of a national planning.  It was also an opportunity to share experiences between governments and civil society.”

“A great opportunity to hear from around the world problems that are common to all.”

“Very educative and inspiring sense of belonging to a global community of common zeal and enthusiasm with an amazing experience of shared-individual and collective strategies at combating the viral hepatitis scare and the prospects of networking.”

 

“Great to get ideas from other colleagues in different countries.”

“Excellent meeting. Hope its outcome materializes all over the world for the benefit of all patients.”