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Time for Sweden to eliminate hepatitis C

Wednesday, 31 January, 2018 - 11:30 to 13:00

In December, TLV made several benefit decisions and the NT council made a recommendation which means that everyone with chronic hepatitis C now offered treatment. Sweden is thus another step towards eliminating hepatitis C, in line with Sweden's/WHO:s efforts to radically reduce the number of hepatitis C infected by 2030 - only 12 years away. Therefore, it is high time for a national Swedish coordination to accelerate work on eliminating hepatitis C. There is no reason to wait.

Stephan Stenmark, infectious and infectious healthcare practitioner, county council of Västerbotten, initiator for coordination of hepatitis C Sweden
Lars-Håkan Nilsson, medical advisor, The Swedish Prison and Probation Service
Joakim Söderberg, COO and founder of, Health Solutions, a swedish digital export with a UK success story

High costs and the need to prioritize the most seriously ill have previously made drugs recommended only to certain patient groups, but now everyone can be offered treatment. It involves new challenges, not least to find all infected individuals. But also to increase the capacity of Hepatitis C care.

In the UK, a Swedish digital decision support system is integrated in the care chain to support treatment, what can we learn from that?

Brown Bag Lunch Talks @MSD in collaboration with RISE
January 31st at 11.30-13.00
Welcome to Gävlegatan 22, 4th floor in Hagastaden/Stockholm. Register here >>

Lunch is on us, together we will focus on concrete ideas and solutions.

You are also welcome to follow the discussion on Twitter using #msdbrownbag and follow the livestream!

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