Asia Pacific Summit Presentations Posted-- Watch now!

Asia Pacific Summit Presentations Posted-- Watch now!

Thanks to everyone who joined the Asia Pacific Summit on "Find the Missing Millions" hosted on World Hepatitis Day in collaboration with the International Institute for Human Development and Elets. The presentations from the panelists were so insightful and jam-packed with useful lessons on how to scale-up hepatitis testing, including program experiences from the Egyptian national program; Punjab, India program; India national program; the planned Petchabun, Thailand program; FIND India ; ECHO India; and others. Enjoy!

Session-1: What are the programmatic experiences and advancements in the delivery of hepatitis B & C testing in Asia Pacific countries?

  • Successful population screening and treatment for Hepatitis C: the Egypt experience-Dr. Imam Waked, Professor of Medicine, National Liver Institute, Egypt
  • National Program experience in the delivery of Hepatitis C & HIV testing in India- Dr. D. Bachani, Former DDG, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India
  • How decentralised programmatic models with innovative diagnostic tools can improve early access to hepatitis testing- Dr. Sanjay Sarin, Country Head, Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostic, India
  • Future of viral hepatitis testing: innovations in hepatitis testing technologies and approaches- Dr. Rosanna Peeling, Chair, Diagnostics Research, LSHTM & Director of the International Diagnostics Centre, London

 Session-2: How the Government and Diagnostic industry should collaborate to address access and affordability issues of Finding Missing Millions?

  • Successful collaboration with diagnostic partners in addressing access and affordability issues of Hepatitis testing: Punjab experience- Dr. Gagandeep Singh Grover, State Programme Officer at Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Punjab
  • Project ECHO initiative in Capability Building- Dr. Kumud Rai, Chariman, ECHO Trust, India
  • HCV screening experience to expand and optimize the Government HCV programme in partnership with other diagnostic companies: Thailand experience- Professor Yong Poovorawan, Center of Excellence in Clinical Virology, Department of Pediatrics, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
  • Identifying cost-effective and affordable diagnostic pathways for HCV- Ms. Madeline Adee, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
  • Company’s options for Hepatitis testing and experience of collaboration with Government to address affordability issues of Hepatitis testing- Mr. JayBharath Reddy, Business Head, Roche Diagnostic India