Coalition to Eradicate Viral Hepatitis in Asia Pacific (CEVHAP)
Health outcomes additional info
Improved health access by people with viral hepatitis
Performance target additional info
Support for the development of an enabling environment for eradicating viral hepatitis
Summary and objectives
The Coalition to Eradicate Viral Hepatitis in Asia Pacific (CEVHAP) is working to reduce the significant health, individual, social and economic burden of viral hepatitis in the Asia Pacific region
Our vision is for a region with:
✓ strong viral hepatitis policies and national strategies
✓ widespread public awareness about viral hepatitis
✓ no viral hepatitis transmission
✓ affordable access to hepatitis treatment and care for all those who need it
The past nine years since its inception CEVHAP’s has seen considerable progress towards a coordinated response to control viral hepatitis globally, including the launch of regional strategies for both WHO Western Pacific Region and WHO South East Asian region. CEVHAP has contributed much to these achievements by way of policy advocacy, technical advice to WHO and more recently to the substance and content of the regional strategies themselves.
Given the changes in hepatitis-related activity at all levels, CEVHAP is responding by broadening its partner and stakeholder base, and advocating for implementation plans at the national level backed by appropriate funding. While strategies exist in many countries, these must now be put into action to achieve the WHO goal to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030. We recognise that successful initiatives in high-prevalence countries such as China, India and Pakistan will be paramount if eventual eradication is to become reality. Where strategies for the development of viral hepatitis initiatives do not exist within countries, support needs to be made available.
All programs and initiatives proposed link back to CEVHAP’s Strategic Plan 2017-¬2021, attached.