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Manipur: Providing patient-centered HIV, TB, and hepatitis care to patients

When Thongsei Lupho, 44, first started feeling unwell, he suspected he had contracted Tuberculosis. He visited MSF’s clinic in Moreh, on the Indo-Myanmar border, where he was diagnosed with HIV. Lupho had used drugs in the past to gain social...

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Ukraine: Effective drugs and patient support to combat Ukraine’s hepatitis C epidemic

A combination of generic drugs coupled with a comprehensive patient support model has shown promising results in a pilot project run by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Ukraine. When scaled up, it can substantially accelerate hepatitis C treatment in a country...

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World Hepatitis Day: preventive measures, a way forward for the fight against Hepatitis C

Uttar Pradesh: MSF observes World Hepatitis Day in MeerutMSF team observed World Hepatitis Day at the PL Sharma District Hospital in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh where MSF runs a pilot project for the treatment of Hepatitis C providing patients with free...

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Uttar Pradesh: MSF observes World Hepatitis Day in Meerut

Meerut: The international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders /Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today observed World Hepatitis Day at the PL Sharma District Hospital in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh where MSF runs a pilot project for the treatment of Hepatitis C...

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Hepatitis C

Worldwide, an estimated 71 million people are infected with the hepatitis C virus, double the number living with HIV. While hepatitis C can be cured, few people have access to treatment. A blood-borne virus that attacks the liver, hepatitis C...

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People living with hepatitis C and HIV challenge evergreening patents on lifesaving hepatitis C drugs in India

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) welcomes two patent oppositions filed by Delhi Network of Positive People (DNP+) before the Indian patent office, challenging additional patent claims by US pharmaceutical corporation-Gilead Sciences for the hepatitis C medicines sofosbuvir and velpatasvir....

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Why is hepatitis C an invisible emergency in India?

It is estimated that 71 million people have chronic hepatitis C infection globally and India accounts for approximately 17 percent of the total number of cases recorded. Once in the body, the hepatitis C virus attacks the liver and if...

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MSF’s hepatitis C project in Uttar Pradesh: One year, 1,198 patients

In January 2017, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontiéres (MSF), in collaboration with the National Health Mission in Uttar Pradesh, started a pilot hepatitis project in Meerut city. Uttar Pradesh is one of the largest Indian states and has an estimated...

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Uttar Pradesh: "Hepatitis C is more than a disease"

Name : Designation : Sevantee Ghosh, a medical doctor from Kolkata, has been working with MSF’s hepatitis C project in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, since January 2017. In this piece, she looks back on a year of treating hepatitis C. I...

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On this World Hepatitis Day (28 July 2014) support MSF India’s #TestnTreatHCV Campaign

#TestnTreatHCV Why the campaign? Hepatitis C (Hep-C or HCV) is a virus that can cause liver disease, and if untreated, can be fatal. Chronic HCV is a “silent killer” as usually people do not have any symptoms until they have...

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