Cyprus National Action Plan for Eradication of Hepatitis C 2019-2024 (National program)

Cyprus National Action Plan for Eradication of Hepatitis C 2019-2024 (National program)

Virus targets
Hepatitis C
Testing and treatment implementation
Health outcomes
WHO region
European Region
Key interventions
Community mobilization
Persons who inject drugs: HCV cure as prevention
Persons who inject drugs: Medication assisted therapy
Persons who inject drugs: Syringe service program(s)
Strategic data analysis
Screening and diagnosis
Target population
All ages
Incarcerated populations (current and former)
Men who have sex with men
Occupations with possible exposure
Persons who inject drugs
Pregnant women
Sexual contact(s)
Performance target
Care cascade: Evidence of current infection
Care cascade: HCV diagnosis
Care cascade: HCV testing
Care cascade: HCV treatment
Care cascade: Referred for treatment
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Summary and objectives

Strategic Planning

  1. Primary Prevention
  2. Secondary Prevention
  3. Systematic Epidemiologic Surveillance and analysis of the data to ensure optimal, efficient and sustainable policies
  4. Evaluation and assessment of the current infrastructure and recommendations for Reorgnisation of Structures and Services to achieve optimal goals
  5. Diagnosis and efficient treatment
  6. Monitoring, Rehabilitation and Continuity of Care

Principles and Values of the Strategic Plan

  • Efficient patient treatment
  • Cost-effectiveness of treatments
  • Equality and universal access of patients to care
  • Quality of care
  • Application of Bioethics


Axes and Actions necessary for the implementation of the Action Plan

  • Axis 1: Reorganisation of Structures and Services
  • Axis 2: Health Education, Prevention and Raising Awareness of the Population
  • Axis 3: Screening
  • Axis 4: Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Axis 5: Monitoring, Rehabilitation and Chronic Care (continuity of care)


The National Coordination Authority of the National Action Plan is the Ministry of Health, which will have the political oversight of the project and will coordinate both the national stakeholders and the relations with the international ones and will also control the financial management of the Plan.

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