Mayor of London Backs Call to Action in the ‘Capital of Hepatitis C’

image016 The Mayor of London, City of London and The Hepatitis C Trust have issued a call to action to London’s councillors to address the growing problem of hepatitis C in the capital.

The ‘Reducing health inequalities in London by addressing hepatitis C’ briefing encourages local authorities to promote testing, expand training and monitor improvements. The briefing highlights how diagnosing and treating people living with hepatitis C in London will save lives and reduce health inequalities.

Cllr Victoria Borwick, the Deputy Mayor of London, said:

“I want to encourage service providers and commissioners across the boroughs to make it easier for people who think they may be at risk to get tested and for people with the disease to get the treatment they need.”