hepVoice Vol 30 November 2018 | Page 2

Note from our CEO Stay connected www.worldhepatitisalliance.org As the end of the year fast approaches the WHA team have been busy working on our 2019 plans. More details of these plans will be released in the New Year, but I can say that we have exciting new ways for members to get involved in our work. Crucially, 2019 is an election year for the WHA Board and I would urge members to get nominating. You can read more about this process on page 7 The WHA team have also been busy meeting members and key stakeholders at conferences and events. I was at the World Health Summit in Berlin earlier this month looking to include civil society’s voice in the Universal Health Coverage agenda. You can read more about this on page 7. WHA and NOhep also attended AASLD’s The Liver Meeting in San Francisco and I was at the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) in Doha, reports from those meetings will be in the next issue of hepVoice. [email protected] www.facebook.com/worldhepalliance @Hep_Alliance @worldhepatitisalliance Contents Regulars 4 Hep headlines 5 For the diary Don’t miss out - receive hepVoice straight to your inbox! Features Raquel Peck Chief Executive Officer 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 6 The Medicines Patent Pool signs licence with AbbVie to expand access to key hepatitis C treatment 7 2019 Elections 8 Find the Missing Millions: Hepatitis C elimination in Egypt 10 Wall of Stories: Camilla’s story and feel free to share this magazine with your network 2 hep Voice November 2018 hep Voice November 2018 3