Hep Voice October- December 2023

Welcome to the last edition of Hep Voice for 2023!

In this edition, we provide highlights from hepatitis elimination conferences in Africa and efforts to integrate hepatitis elimination as one of the United Nations’ Universal Health Coverage pillars.

We congratulate Egypt on its inspiring progress in achieving gold-tier status for hepatitis C elimination, and provide a summary of new WHO guidelines on countries’ paths to eliminating hepatitis B and C.

Two stories give valuable insight into developing hepatitis community programmes. We speak to the UK’s first NHS hepatitis B peer support worker, Joy, and learn about work being done towards eliminating hepatitis B from Indigenous communities in Australia’s Northern Territory.

Lastly, our Hep Voice on this issue is Carlos from Guatemala, who shares his 25 years of experience with hepatitis and his inspiring advocacy to see a world free from it.

We hope you enjoy reading this edition, and wish you happy holidays and a prosperous new year!