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‘Think outside the box’ to finance HCV elimination

‘Think outside the box’ to finance HCV elimination
November 14, 2017

An important barrier to hepatitis elimination is the upfront costs, which may be subverted with a range of financing mechanisms, according to data from international economic analyses presented at the World Hepatitis Summit 2017.

“The original purpose of the Polaris Observatory was to focus on the disease burden and help national governments know how many people are infected, diagnosed and treated,” Homie A. Razavi, PhD, managing director at the Center for Disease Analysis, Colorado, told Healio.com/Hepatology. “What’s become clear is that financing is a major barrier to achieving the WHO elimination targets, so we’ve been focusing now on how to support countries with financing mechanisms and running economic analyses to see what it will cost to achieve elimination.”

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