The Hepatitis C in Primary Care and Drug and Alcohol Settings Education Program
is delivered in three parts:
Online learning modules
Interactive online learning modules provide robust, application-focused learning. Modules include case-based questions and downloadable resources. The modules are open to all practitioners interested in learning more about; HCV epidemiology, prevention and natural history; HCV testing and liver disease assessment; HCV treatment options, monitoring, adherence and post treatment follow-up. Access country specific online modules via country pages.
Face-face workshops, led by HCV experts, enable practical application of knowledge through presentations, panels, case discussions and simulation-based models. Find out about workshops near you.
Toolkit and resources
Tailored resources provide participants with the tools to implement HCV testing, linkage to care and treatment processes in their setting. These include patient checklists, reference guides, decision making tools and more. Check country pages for tailored, downloadable resources.
Why is it important?
Globally, HCV-related morbidity and mortality are rising due to large populations with chronic infection, an ageing infected population and low treatment uptake.
However, following the advent of well-tolerated, simple, short-course direct acting antiviral (DAA) interferon-free HCV treatment regimens with cure rates >95%, there is potential to reverse the rising burden of disease with increased treatment.
By expanding HCV care into primary care and drug and alcohol settings we have an opportunity to enhance HCV assessment, management and treatment, particularly among people who use drugs.
Who should take part in the education program?
The education program is designed for healthcare practitioners working in primary care or drug and alcohol settings, or working with people who use drugs.
The program is tailored for each country in close collaboration with local stakeholders to ensure education materials and resources meet the needs of practitioners and appropriately support increased HCV screening, linkage-to-care and treatment for people living with HCV.
Please view the relevant country page for more information on workshops happening near you.
If you are interested in taking part but do not see your country listed, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.