In honour of Eduardo Pérez-Pegué

13 Apr 2016 Bridie Taylor

It is with great sadness that we learn of the loss of Eduardo Pérez Pegué. Eduardo was the first activist fighting for the rights of people living with hepatitis in Argentina and set up Fundación HCV Sin Fronteras, one of the first member groups of the World Hepatitis Alliance, as well as being instrumental in establishing organisations and networks including Hepatitis 2000, Foro Hepatitis 2000, HepaRed Argentina, HepaRed Latinoaméirca y el Caribe and Radio HC 2000.

Eduardo fought tirelessly for the respect and recognition of the rights of people living with hepatitis on a national, regional and international level and his legacy is evident in the great progress made in his home country of Argentina. As a remarkable advocate, he was central to the development of Argentina’s national hepatitis strategy and increased access to hepatitis C treatments.

Eduardo remains a great inspiration to all of us and his determination will continue to encourage patient advocates from all corners of the globe to never falter in the fight against viral hepatitis.