The Hepatitis Public Policy Association aims to urge and facilitate the formulation of public policies at national and international level for the communication, prevention and management of the spread of viral Hepatitis B and C. The Association’s unique approach in furtherance of this aim is to gather together, and work in partnership with, the major stakeholders in the field of these diseases including regulators, patients, clinicians, public health and civil society communities and the private sector.
The Association was formed in 2009 as the Hepatitis B and C Summit Conferences Association asbl. For further information on its organization, membership and funding please see About Us.
In October 2010 the Association organised a conference on Hepatitis B and C in Europe in Brussels under the auspices of the EU Belgian Presidency. For information about its agenda, speakers, advisors, sponsors, presentations and reports commissioned, please consult the Conference website page. The Call to Action launched there is available here.
A full report on this conference was published in an independent supplement of the Journal of Viral Hepatitis and is freely available on their website.
In December 2012 the Association hosted a conference on Hepatitis B and C in Mediterranean and Balkan Countries in Nicosia under the auspices of the Cyprus EU Presidency. For information about its agenda, speakers, advisors, sponsors, and presentations please consult the Conference website page. The Call to Action launched there is available in 14 languages here. The Journal of Viral Hepatitis published a full report on this conference in an independent supplement in June 2013, which is freely available on this link.
The Association’s ‘Overview of Policies for the Prevention Care and Treatment Of Hepatitis B and C’, now updated to include 2013, is freely available in PDF slide format here.
The Association’s most recent Newsletter was issued in February 2014.
More information on the Association’s activities in 2013 and 2014 can be obtained here.