World Hepatitis Summit 2017

The second WHS was held in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2017 and again this was an important moment in the hepatitis response, coming a year after countries committed to elimination. The theme of WHS 2017 was “Implementing the Global Health Sector Strategy on Viral Hepatitis (GHSS): Towards the elimination of hepatitis as a public health threat” and the programme was focused on how to turn the strategy, which was adopted the year before, into concrete actions that could be implemented at a national level. The summit in 2017 had a broad reach, with over 750 delegates from 106 countries, including 82 programme managers, and more than 900 million social media impressions. Importantly, 90% of those in attendance found the conference of benefit to them or their organisation, indicating the value of such a summit. 

Theme:

Implementing the Global Health Sector Strategy on Viral Hepatitis (GHSS): Towards the elimination of hepatitis as a public health threat.

Declarations

Hepatitis and PWID/harm reduction 

 

11:35 – 11:40  

Chair: WHO – Intro and set the scene.  

 

11:40 – 11:55  

Co-chair:  EMCDDA – Monitoring viral hepatitis elimination among PWID in Europe. 

 

11:55 – 12:00 

ID 29: Ema Pos (not yet registered) 

Title: If the mountain won’t come to Mohammed: lessons from a decentralized Infectious Disease consultation. 

 

12:05 – 12:10  

ID 152: Brian Conway (Registered in person) 

Title: Community Pop-up Clinic: Cascade of Care and HCV Treatment of Vancouver’s inner-city PWID Populations.

 

12:10 – 12:15 

ID 212: Jasmine West (not yet registered) 

Title: From lived experience to lived expertise: a syndemic approach. 

 

12:15 – 12:20 

ID: 299 Mercy Nyakowa (Registered in person) 

Title: HCV and HBV prevalence and associated risk factors among people who inject drugs (PWIDs) in Kenya 

 

12:20 – 12:25 

ID: 133 Nalinikanta Rajkumar (Registered in person) 

Title: Rapid regimen of HBV vaccination: Does it work for high risk groups?  

 

12:25 – 12:30 

Q&A and closing remarks   

The role of decentralised and community-led services in accelerating progress towards elimination.

Role of harm reduction.