06.21.2016 Back to Press Release List

International Roundtable Summit on Funding for Elimination of Viral Hepatitis

In June 2016 ZeShan Foundation, in collaboration with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), convened a meeting in Hong Kong to articulate the critical needs and gaps in resources to support the achievement of the 2030 global viral hepatitis elimination goals endorsed by the World Health Assembly (WHA) in May 2016.

The meeting was designed to stimulate critical thinking and discussion around the establishment of an international funding mechanism to support the implementation of the Global Health Sector Strategy on Viral Hepatitis (“WHO Global Hepatitis Strategy”) and Regional Action Plans by fostering strategic partnerships, building collaborations for analysis of strategic information, supporting national planning, program implementation and evaluation, increasing public awareness, improving access to quality treatment, and spurring innovations of prevention technologies.


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