Georgia Serves as Proving Ground for Experiment to Eradicate Hepatitis C

Thousands of Georgians have been cured of hepatitis C as a result of a giant experiment, in which the ex-Soviet nation tests the effectiveness of an aggressive public-health strategy. In the unprecedented project, all Georgians suffering from hepatitis C – an estimated 130,000 individuals – are being treated with expensive American medications free of charge. The program has entered its third year this May, and by 2020, Georgia hopes to be the first count

Canadians Infected by Hepatitis C Have Limited Access to Direct-Acting Antivirals

More than 85% of Canadian provinces and territories restrict access to new direct-acting antivirals (DAA) for the treatment of the hepatitis C. A pill a day for 12 weeks. The new direct-acting antivirals (DAA) are effective in curing the hepatitis C virus infection, a potentially fatal disease that attacks the liver. But they are expensive—approximately $60,000 per patient. A study conducted by researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Res...

Georgia Launches New National Strategy to Eliminate Hepatitis C

TBILISI - The Georgian Government has approved a National Strategy for the Elimination of Hepatitis C during a cabinet session on Tuesday. The new campaign will run until 2020 and aim to cure 90 per cent of the patients infected with the virus and treat 95 per cent of those who suffer from Hepatitis. The program was originally proposed in April 2015 as a way to eliminate the spread of the virus. According to Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashv