Hepatitis C virus in sub-Saharan Africa: a long road to elimination

Shah, R. et al. (2021) Hepatitis C virus in sub-Saharan Africa: a long road to elimination. Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 6(9), pp. 693-694. (doi: 10.1016/S2468-1253(21)00224-7) (PMID:34391525)

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Abstract

The development of direct-acting antivirals against hepatitis C virus (HCV) has transformed the treatment landscape and underpinned the WHO goal of HCV elimination by 2030. However, as of 2021, few countries remain on track to achieve this goal. Reliable data remain scarce, especially those on national plans for HCV elimination in many regions of the world and particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, which accounts for around 11 million of 71 million people estimated to be living with HCV.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Shah, Dr Rajiv and Thomson, Professor Emma
Authors: Shah, R., Agyei-Nkansah, A., Alikah, F., Asamoah-Akuoko, L., Bagou, Y. C. O., Dhiblawe, A., Ehichioya, D., Finch, P. J., Katsidzira, L., Kodjoh, N., Kpossou, R. A., Lakoh, S., Makuza, J. D., Marowa, L., Ndububa, D. A., Mbendi, C. N., Nyirenda, M., Ocama, P., Opio, C. K., Seremba, E., Shindano, T. A., and Thomson, E. C.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation > Centre for Virus Research
Journal Name:Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:2468-1253
ISSN (Online):2468-1156
Published Online:12 August 2021
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 Elsevier Ltd.
First Published:First published in Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology 6(9): 693-694
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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