Following the success of the inaugural Summit in 2015, the theme of this year’s Summit is “Implementing the Global Health Sector Strategy on viral hepatitis (GHSS): towards the elimination of hepatitis as a public health threat”, which coincides with the recent adoption of the first WHO Global Health Sector Strategy on viral hepatitis, whose goal is the elimination of viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030.
The three day invite-only event will be developed in alignment with the strategy and accompanying targets and will focus on learning, capacity building and information sharing. It will also highlight the importance of a comprehensive and multi-stakeholder planning process.
Hosted by the Government of Brazil and co-sponsored and organised in collaboration with the Brazilian Government, WHO and the World Hepatitis Alliance, the goal of the Summit will be to bring together all stakeholders who will have a role to play in making the elimination of viral hepatitis a reality. Stakeholders will include Ministers of Health, hepatitis programme managers, members of international agencies, healthcare organisations, hepatitis-patient organisations and civil society groups, funding agencies and the private sector.
For more information, please visit the World Hepatitis Summit website: www.worldhepatitissummit.org.
For the programme : http://www.worldhepatitissummit.org/2017/programmeGroup/programme
Abstract submission deadline : May 1st 2017
Sao Paulo, Brazil