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[Correspondence] Tackling hepatitis C—Pakistan’s road to success

In November, 2017, the annual World Hepatitis Summit in São Paulo, Brazil, assessed WHO’s global health sector strategy on viral hepatitis 2016–20, and called for prompt, innovative, and coherent interventions, along with evidence-based research.1 The viral hepatitis pandemic caused an estimated 1·4 million deaths in 2015, and yet has received inadequate attention from donors and policy makers until recently, as outlined in an Editorial in The Lancet (Nov 11, 2017, p 2121).2 New data indicate that action has been fragmented and insufficient, with only 82 countries, including Pakistan, adopting strategies to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030.

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