There are key moments in the histroy of any system which have the potential to generate sustainable changes. Is viral hepatitis going to become a rare disease in Romania? Is 2019 the very year when the COUNTDOWN begins?
Romania ranks second in EU for HCV and HBV infections. In Europe, the Center for Disease Analysis estimates that there are 3 MM people infected with hepatitis virus, out of which only 1,2 MM are diagnosed, 1 MM treated and 500,000 cured.
The pressure of this reality determined WHO and EU governments to position viral hepatitis control & elimination as an issue of public policy priority. Romania, as part of the European concert, has recently issued its National Plan for Viral Hepatitis Control, a strategic document which has the potential to generate the qualitative shifts everybody is looking for. Nevertheless, the national endeavours are part of a bigger picture. Europe without viral hepatitis addresses one vision, several challenging pathways and interesting lessons to learn.
RoHepat Summit provokes stakeholders to share and debate ideas, visions and inspiration which could make the National Plan for Hepatitis Control a viable and sustainable one.
RoHepat Summit is part of the RoHepat Platform, an advocay project instrumented by Point Public Affairs, which gathers relevant actors for viral hepatitis policies in strategic dialogues, meant to shape an efficient and effective strategy for viral hepatitis contoil & elimination. The project is developed unde the auspicies of the Health Commitee of the Romanian Senate and MEP Friends of the Liver (Bruxelles).
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24th April 2019
Crowne Plaza Bucharest