HIV/AIDS

First World Hepatitis Summit

Glasgow, Scotland | 2-4 September 2015

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Participants at the first World Hepatitis Summit 2015

The global burden of viral hepatitis can be overcome only when the world is united in action. WHO, in joint partnership with the Scottish Government and the World Hepatitis Alliance, co-organized the World Hepatitis Summit in Glasgow, Scotland on 2-4 September 2015.

The Summit brought together top global leaders, national policy-makers and public health experts to garner political and financial commitments required to tackling viral hepatitis epidemics.

As a platform to improve the creation and implementation of action plans through sharing of best practice, the World Hepatitis Summit directly supports the WHA67.R7 resolution, adopted at the 67th World Health Assembly. WHO presented its new toolkit to assist governments in the development and implementation of strategies and provided the opportunity for governments to learn about WHO’s Global Hepatitis Programme and the progress towards target setting and a monitoring framework.