Fighting India’s silent epidemic – access to affordable and effective hepatitis C treatment

16 May 2021


According to the World Health Organization, over six million people live with the hepatitis C virus in India. The National Viral Hepatitis Control Programme of India aims to put an end to the viral hepatitis epidemic by 2030. In this video, you’ll learn more on the situation from two different angles:

  • In New Delhi, Simon Beddoe found out he had hepatitis C after an annual routine blood test. He tells us about his journey from his diagnostic to having access to his treatment.
  • In Chandigarh, Professor Virendra Singh, Head of Hepatology at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), explains how having access to affordable direct-acting antivirals has dramatically changed the situation vis-à-vis the hepatitis epidemic in India.

The video was filmed in 2019 during a visit of the MPP team to India.

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