Mayor of London thanks everyone involved in hepatitis C elimination efforts in London

This World Hepatitis Day, 28th July 2021, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan posted a message of support and solidarity to everyone involved in efforts to eliminate hepatitis C in London.

Sadiq said:

On World Hepatitis Day, I’m pleased to join leaders across the world to pledge my support for eliminating hepatitis C here in London.

The NHS, Public Health England, charities and patient advocates across London have been working tirelessly in recent years to raise awareness of hepatitis C, offer testing to people who have been at risk and support people through treatment.

The result is that far fewer people in London are now living with hepatitis C. Far fewer people are dying from hepatitis C and hopefully, by 2025, we will have successfully eliminated the virus.

There’s still much work to do. We need to keep offering people testing and treatment and we need to make sure we have harm reduction services to prevent people from getting reinfected. And we need to continue to work together through the Routemap to Elimination.

As mayor I’m committed to reducing the terrible health inequalities we see in London and eliminating hep C is an important part of that work.

Thank you to everyone who is part of this journey.

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