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  In Thailand, injecting drug users are most vulnerable to HIV and number between 40,000 and 97,300. The HIV prevalence rate, estimated at 21.8%, is much higher than other most-at-risk populations such as sex workers (2.5%) and men-having-sex-with-men (11.3%). Photo: Trinn Suwannapha / World Bank
January – March 2019

Director's Message - Welcome to a new edition of the WHO HIV/Hep department e-news.
As 2019 progresses, it is proving to be a year of major transition at WHO, as we work towards an even stronger and more responsive Organization. Our department highlights this time include update about the Global Partners Meeting on Hepatitis Elimination; stories about China and Egypt; the work on reducing the devastating impact of TB on people living with HIV; the new “Dakar Call to Action”  to end HIV among children in West and Central Africa and more. Read here


New “Dakar Call to Action” to end HIV among children in West and Central Africa
The Call aims to achieve rapid progress in reducing new HIV infections and deaths among children and adolescents...
World TB Day 2019: 3 actions for the HIV community
TB is not only the world’s biggest infectious killer, it is also the leading cause of death among people living with HIV. In 2017, TB was responsible for 32% of the 940 000 lives lost to HIV....
Call for case examples and good practices of HIV testing services
To update its “Consolidated guidelines on HIV testing services”, WHO is seeking examples of good practice in HIV testing ...


China steers towards zero new hepatitis B infections
China’s childhood vaccination programme for hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a beacon of effective public health. But challenges remain in delivering treatment...
Egypt: 35 million people receive hepatitis C test
Egypt screened 35 million people for hepatitis C virus. Those with confirmed positive test results are linked to free treatment and care through hospitals...
WHO urges shift from advocacy to action on hepatitis elimination
WHO hosted a global meeting on 27–28 February with the aim of a strengthening partners’ focus and support to eliminating hepatitis...

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Top tweets

Some countries havde made outstanding progress in scaling up curative treatment for #Hepatitis C, but we need more joint action and partnership to drive success in more regions & countries. @WHO convened the global partners meeting to help us achieve this objective. #HealthForAll
👉view tweet — Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus @DrTedros

The #HIV epidemic continues to rage with nearly 1 MILLION people dying every year. WHO will support countries to introduce self-testing so that more people living with HIV know their status and can receive treatment.
👉view tweet | #KnowYourStatus
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO)
Effectively tackling #HIV in children and adolescents requires strong and quality health services. By committing to universal health coverage, countries can fast-track progress towards an AIDS-free generation in West and Central #Africa.

👉view tweetDr Matshidiso Moeti


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