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Become a Hep C 

Champion

In 2016, Ireland along with 193 member-states of the World Health Organisation (WHO) committed to eliminating viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030. Current estimates suggest we are 21 years behind reaching this goal. 

Our Hep C Champions

Mary Lou McDonald, TD and Sinn Féin leader
Mary Lou McDonald, TD and Sinn Féin leader

Mary is passionate about championing the needs of her constituency both locally and nationally.

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Kate O'Connel, Pharmacist and Former TD
Kate O'Connel, Pharmacist and Former TD

Kate has been championing HCV elimination efforts for many years alongside her efforts to reduce stigma for health issues impacting woman and vulnerable groups

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RADE
RADE

RADE are a recovery day programme focused on offering alternatives to drug use through art and drama.

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Mary Lou McDonald, TD and Sinn Féin leader
Mary Lou McDonald, TD and Sinn Féin leader

Mary is passionate about championing the needs of her constituency both locally and nationally.

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Our champions are members of civil and professional society who have identified their support to ensuring Ireland delivers a cascade of care for HCV that upholds best practice guidelines as outlined by the WHO. They are committed to ensuring Ireland's efforts to make Hepatitis C a rare disease by 2030. 

OUR POLICY rEQUESTS

Shared Care

Expand treatment beyond hospitals & move toward local level community based care 

Ease of Testing

Initiate the diagnosis of Hepatitis C in one sitting with rapid antibody screening. 

Measurement

Initiate an annual reporting programme which provides a cumulative overview & elimination progress.

Avert Progression

Identity patients before costly progression of the disease through inclusion with other programmes

Download our Position paper from our 2019 Elimination Summit. 

Become a Champion.

Hep C champions are members of civil and professional society who have identified their support to ensuring Ireland upholds its commitment to the elimination of Hepatitis C by 2030. Download our postcard here

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