hepVoice Vol. 29, October 2018 | Page 2

Note from our CEO This month has seen hepatitis in the news: at the UN we saw the launch of the first-ever United Nations Common Position on Ending HIV, TB and Viral Hepatitis through Intersectoral Collaboration in the WHO European Region; Egypt launched a large scale testing and treatment drive to eliminate hepatitis amongst its 52 million citizens and in England we saw the launch of the blood inquiry, an investigation into how thousands of people were given infected blood leaving many with hepatitis C. All of these actions were made possible by the hard work of WHA members. Indeed, WHA members are leading the way in the battle against hepatitis and I remain inspired by their determination and commitment that leads to these results. Yet, s we celebrate these successes, we know that more needs to be done to ensure that we find the missing millions and eliminate this global killer. WHA has recently updated its 2018-2020 Strategy which sets out what we will be doing to find the missing millions. Enjoy the reading! Raquel Peck Chief Executive Officer Contents Regulars 4 5 Hep headlines Stay connected www.worldhepatitisalliance.org [email protected] www.facebook.com/worldhepalliance For the diary @Hep_Alliance Features @worldhepatitisalliance 6 Civil Society in the Development of Technology 8 Find the Missing Millions: examples from around the world: Villeneuve Les Maguelone 9 WHA President, Michael Ninburg addresses the Hep C Community Summit held before INSHU 2018 10 The NOhep Medical Visionaries Programme is launched in Africa 11 WHA board member for Africa, Kenneth Kabagambe, Attends the WHO Regional Workshop on Hepatitis Strategic Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation. 12 Wall of Stories: Elaine’s story Don’t miss out - receive hepVoice straight to your inbox! Want to contribute? We welcome your contributions so please get in touch at [email protected] to have your news and stories included in future issues and feel free to share this magazine with your network 2 hep Voice October 2018 October 2018 3 hep Voice