Stefan Wiktor from the World Health Organization: New Guidelines Aim to Improve Hepatitis C Treatment Around the World

APRIL 15, 2016
Caitlyn Fitzpatrick

As hepatitis C becomes a largely curable condition, work is being done to ensure that people around the world get the same level of treatment no matter where they live. That effort is being supported thanks to new guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO).

Stefan Wiktor, MD, team lead of the Global Hepatitis Programme at the WHO discussed the updated WHO guidelines for the treatment of hepatitis C during the International Liver Congress (EASL 2016) held in Barcelona, Spain this year. Wiktor said the guidelines are updates from a previous version from just a few years ago but reflect the dramatic additions to treatment options that doctors can choose from to help their patients. 

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