The Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver [APASL]

On November 10 at AASLD meeting, “Call to Action for Liver Association to Advance Progress Towards Viral Hepatitis Elimination: A Focus on Simplified Approaches to HCV Testing and Cure” was signed between AASLD, EASL, APASL, ALEH and acknowledgement of collaboration with CHAI, Clinton Health Access Initiative.

As the number of patients of HCV is increasing all over the world, we have decided to work together to eliminate the patients until 2030. We are focusing on 4 specific themes that address the roles that liver associations and their constituents should play in eliminating HCV:

[Simplification] of diagnostic and treatment algorithms towards the goal of a one-stop “test and cure” for HCV

[Integration] of HCV treatment with primary care and other disease programs (e.g. TB, HIV) and outreach settings(harm reduction)

[Decentralization] of HCV services from large urban referral hospitals to local level care

[Task-sharing] of HCV care for Uncomplicated cases with primary care clinicians, medical officers, advanced practice clinicians, nurses, pharmacists and trained community health workers where available.

We continue working hard on eliminating HCV patients.