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Viral Hepatitis in Georgia

Georgia’s Journey to Viral Hepatitis Elimination

Why Georgia?

Georgia is a small country of less than 4 million people, however it has a large HCV burden. With many families affected by the HCV there has been active community advocacy to demand action. Driven by the commitment of the Georgian Government and civil society and the advent of effective HCV treatment, Georgia was well placed to make significant strides in the elimination of HCV.

How widespread was Hepatitis in Georgia before the program?

Georgia embarked on the world’s first national viral hepatitis elimination program in 2015; at the time, over 7% of adults had evidence of HCV infection, and over 5% were living with HCV, about 150,000 persons.

How successful has the program been?

Through a partnership with Gilead Sciences, treatment was made available for every Georgian with hepatitis C. To date through the national program, more than 1.4 million adults have been screened for the virus and more than 55,000 have been treated or are in treatment.

How is Georgia working to eliminate viral hepatitis?

The Government of Georgia, with strong support from US CDC and other international partners, declared intention to eliminate hepatitis C in Georgia. The national Hepatitis C elimination program became operational in 2015.

The six objectives of the program include:

  1. Promote advocacy, awareness and education, and partnerships for HCV associated resource mobilization
  2. Prevent HCV transmission
  3. Identify Persons Infected with HCV
  4. Improve HCV Laboratory Diagnostics
  5. Provide HCV Care and Treatment
  6. Improve HCV Surveillance
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Latest report and documents

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