At the Sixty-sixth Session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe (RC66), the 53 Members States of the WHO European Region have unanimously adopted the first ever "Action plan for the health sector response to Viral Hepatitis in the WHO European Region”, and endorsed the resolution EUR/RC66/R10 to adopt the action plan:
NOhep, a global movement to eliminate viral hepatitis, will be launched on WHD2016 to bring people together and provide a platform for people to speak out, be engaged and take action to ensure global commitments are met and viral hepatitis is eliminated by 2030.
On 28 May 2016, representatives from the WHO Member States convening the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly unanimously endorsed the Global Health Sector Strategy (GHSS) on viral hepatitis for 2016–2021.
Aim of the strategy: spur countries to action in order to eliminate hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030.
The updated WHO Guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations
for the treatment of persons with hepatitis C infection
using, where possible, all-oral combinations of direct-acting antivirals (DAAs).