WEPHREN supports World Hepatitis Day on July 28th by collecting and sharing  resources  from around the world for prisons on the WEPHREN website. 

Please watch the video message from Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, below.

 

 

 

Resources on Hepatitis

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is currently working in collaboration with the WHO Regional Office for Europe and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) to develop a framework to support EU/EEA countries monitor implementation of programmes to tackle hepatitis B and C. This system will be rolled out later in 2018 in an attempt to provide a comprehensive and much needed overview of the progress in tackling these infections. Read more here

At AIDS 2018 conference, ECDC and EMCDDA launched public health guidance on prevention and control of blood-borne viruses in prison settings. Read more here

Other information on drugs and prisons already on WEPHREN can be found in the articles and resources sections. 

There is a new Hepatitis C in prisons discussion group on WEPHREN; use this to share ideas, challenges, good practice examples and resources. Please join in the discussion here

You can read Dr Sophie Candfield's blog post on exploring factors affecting the Hepatitis C care cascade in English prisons here

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