Eliminating hepatitis C will mean uniting all of us behind a collective effort to overcome the obstacles. The estimated 300 micro-elimination projects that AbbVie supports are forging partnerships that help concentrate our efforts, share learnings and scale what works. These are just a few of our efforts to date:
No C in Blacktown
An Australian project is replicating a successful model of diabetes
screening and treatment at Blacktown Hospital in Western Sydney to
improve HCV awareness among at risk groups including people who inject
From Micro to Macro
In Estonia, a protocol is being developed to test, treat and follow up with adult hospital patients with elevated liver enzymes who are at risk for hepatitis C infection. Today, these patients are undiagnosed due to the lack of funding for screening.
In Germany, a new referral network called Project Plus has been set up at addiction treatment centers. The network is helping people who inject drugs battle addiction and other challenges they face, enabling them to prioritize hepatitis C care.
Road to the Cure
In Israel, an effort to map the most frequented locations of people
who inject drugs is helping healthcare providers bring laboratory
services and hepatitis C treatment to places where these patients feel
In Japan, a partnership between local and regional governments is helping to improve hepatitis C awareness among general practitioners and non-specialists to support the HCV referral system and link more patients to care.
One Step More
In Portugal, a former inmate has created a peer-to-peer counseling program, One Step More, that goes inside prison walls to motivate people to seek hepatitis C care.
Hep C A-L-E-R-T
A project in Romania is working to show that hepatitis C elimination
is possible through cost-effective, point-of-care testing using a
rapid finger stick test in 13 regional hospitals.
HCV Free Childhood
A new project in Russia is looking to drive policy change by
developing a roadmap to maxmize adolescent screening for hepatitis C
as well as creating a hepatitis C registry to improve referral and
AbbVie South Korea
HCV Free Gurye
In a remote South Korean mountain town, physicians and medical
education experts are raising awareness of hepatitis C and testing
adults aged 40-79, a high-risk age group.
Hospital Clinic of Barcelona
A project in Spain is helping to facilitate hepatitis C patient
referrals from general practitioners to specialists, and build a
referral network at harm reduction centers to help people who inject
Telehealth in Appalachia*
In western Maryland, a university-based project has established a
telehealth clinic here to improve care.
Video: Dr. Christian Ramers
Dr. Christian Ramers discusses HCV elimination efforts in San Diego.