The Week in Review: February 16 – February 23, 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018 News Recap: Way to Go, Ontario! Ontario removes fibrosis requirement for HCV treatment effective Feb 28th.  Action Hepatitis Canada has just shared some great news: Ontario has announced today that effective February 28, 2018, the fibrosis requirement for hepatitis C treatment will be removed! Finally, diagnosis of chronic hepatitis C and genotyping is all that will be required in Ontario to access treatment. This announcem...

Ontario removes fibrosis requirement for HCV treatment effective Feb 28th.

Action Hepatitis Canada is pleased to share some great news: Ontario has announced today that effective February 28, 2018, the fibrosis requirement for hepatitis C treatment will be removed! Finally, diagnosis of chronic hepatitis C and genotyping is all that will be required in Ontario to access treatment. This announcement comes almost one year since the pCPA negotiations which lowered hepatitis C treatment prices to the provinces and territories, ...

AHC Member Call to Action: MP Engagement

In April, your Member of Parliament received this invitation to attend a Hepatitis C Learning Event we are hosting on Parliament Hill on May 18th. Over the next few days, we need you to follow up with your MP and let him/her know that hepatitis C is an issue of important to you, and that you are hoping they will be in attendance. This is an excellent opportunity to engage our MPs on this important issue, and as with all of our network-d...

HCV in Banff: A report from Del Grimstad, Vice-President of HepCBC, and HepCBC representative to AHC

Starting fresh from a two day training session in Victoria I awoke at 4 am in order to be at the airport at 5 am for a 6 am flight to Calgary, arrived at 8:40 am (local) and left by bus to Banff around 10 am. Arrival in Banff coincided with the start of my first meeting with Action Hepatitis Canada (AHC). The meeting was great and a lot was accomplished by the wrap-up for the day around 8:30 pm. AHC had a lot on their plate for the event, starting w...

AHC Responds to the PHAC Communtiy Action FUND LOI Process

Good afternoon AHC members and supporters, As you know, AHC has been closely following the results of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) funding application process, trying to better understand the damage done across our sector. Specifically we completed a member survey 2 weeks ago, and participated in the release of a press statement with CAAN and CAS last week, as well as another news article. Today the AHC sent a letter to Dr. Gregory T...

Action Hepatitis Canada World Hepatitis Day 2016 Advocacy Toolkit

We have prepared social media tools to help you amplify our message this World Hepatitis Day. They can be found below or on our website in English and French. Please share with your communications coordinator. Thank you! World Hepatitis Day 2016 Advocacy Toolkit On Thursday, July 28th, Action Hepatitis Canada will join hundreds of organizations around the world in observing World Hepatitis Day. By taking part in World Hepatitis Day, you can help amp...