Statement: The Hepatitis Fund (THF) today warmly welcomed the announcement by Unitaid of US$ 31 million to fund three new consortia charged with working to more effective prevention of hepatitis C (HCV) infection amongst people who inject drugs and prisoners.

Nearly 40 per cent (six million) of people who inject drugs globally are currently living with hepatitis C. But less than 10 per cent of those who need it have accessed treatment. “We need creative programmes that are capable of reaching the most vulnerable with those drugs we know can cure the disease,” said Helen[…..]