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It will be possible to test for HIV and hepatitis B and C in the pharmacy

No prescription needed. If you want to know whether or not you are infected, you will need to prick your finger and collect three drops of blood. Prices are not yet known.

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57 people in Madeira already healed from Hepatitis C

Infarmed has already given authorization to SESARAM to do 256 treatments

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New cheaper drug for hepatitis C available to hospitals

A new drug for treatment of all hepatitis C genotypes is available to National Health Service (NHS) hospitals and, according to Infarmed's assessment, is as effective as others and cheaper.

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Patients complain about delays in access to hepatitis C medication

The financing rules for the purchase of this type of medication changed at the beginning of the year, passing the payment to be made by the hospitals. The purchase will be done centrally by the Shared Services of the Ministry of Health.

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Fifteen thousand patients have already started treatment for hepatitis C

More than 15,000 patients with hepatitis C have started treatment in the past three years.

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Support allowed to eradicate hepatitis C in Porto inmates in one year

Hepatitis C is eliminated in prisoners of Porto prisons.

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Portugal Highlighted in the Internacional Plan

Let's End HepC - Innovative Portuguese Tool

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When is Hepatitis C eliminated in Portugal?

Guest: Dr. Ricardo Baptista Leite, doctor and scientific coordinator of public health at the Institute of Health Sciences of the Portuguese Catholic University.

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More than 5,000 patients with treatments for hepatitis C to initiate

The treatments in question have already been authorized by the Ministry of Health, but have not yet started for more than 5,500 patients.

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There are over 5,000 patients waiting to start treatment for hepatitis C

Of the 18,045 treatments authorized by the Ministry of Health, only 12,380 treatments were started until 8 November.

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Portugal does not reach elimination of Hepatitis C until 2030

It is currently estimated that there are 89,200 patients with hepatitis C in Portugal. According to World Health Organization parameters and based on the levels of the 24 public intervention policies in the country, the calculation of this analysis indicates that Portugal will not achieve elimination by 2030.

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Tool says whether hepatitis C can be eliminated

Enter the app, select the country and find out if the policies implemented allow to eliminate hepatitis C until 2030. The tool was developed by a consortium led by a Portuguese team.

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Hepatitis C: tool evaluates impact of public health policies

The Portuguese Catholic University presented the Let's End HepC (LEHC) tool on November 1, at the World Hepatitis Summit (joint initiative of the World Health Organization and the World Hepatitis Alliance) in São Paulo, which evaluates the impact of public health policies in eliminating hepatitis C (HCV), with the aim of eliminating the disease worldwide by 2030.

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Portuguese launch online platform and app to assess hepatitis C elimination

The Portuguese Catholic University will launch an online platform and a mobile app to assess the impact of public health policies on the elimination of hepatitis C.

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Let's End HepC. Test your ideas to end Hepatitis

The Portuguese Catholic University developed a model that assesses the impact of public health policies on eliminating the disease until 2030.

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Portuguese create platform and app to evaluate Hepatitis C

The Portuguese Catholic University will launch an online platform and a mobile app to assess the impact of public health policies on the elimination of Hepatitis C.

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What real impact does the Hepatitis C elimination measures have? Portugal creates unprecedented model to respond and end the disease

The innovative tool created by Universidade Católica is presented this Wednesday in São Paulo, Brazil, at the World Hepatitis Summit and allows the evaluation of the impact of public health policies on the elimination of Hepatitis C in order to reach elimination of the disease worldwide until 2030

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Portuguese launch platform and app to assess Hepatitis C elimination

The Portuguese Catholic University will launch an online platform and a mobile app to assess the impact of public health policies on the elimination of Hepatitis C.

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Portugal develops a model for assessing the impact of public health policies on the elimination of Hepatitis C

The tool is called Let's End HepC (LEHC) and assesses the impact of public health policies on the elimination of Hepatitis C (HCV), with the aim of eliminating the disease worldwide until 2030.

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Contaminated blood: Victims can launch court damages action

Victims of the contaminated blood scandal in the 1970s and 1980s have won a ruling allowing them to launch a High Court action to seek damages. It was "appropriate" to issue an order allowing about 500 claimants to seek compensation, a court official said.

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Syringe Exchanges Start Up To Help Stop Spread Of Hepatitis C

In 2010, there were only 39 new cases of Hepatitis C reported in North Carolina. Last year there were 186 reported to the health department.

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Viral hepatitis kills more people internationally than HIV, malaria or tuberculosis, new report reveals

Viral hepatitis is responsible for more premature deaths worldwide than HIV, tuberculosis or malaria. The virus killed 1.34 million people in 2016 alone - 140,000 more than tuberculosis, 340,000 more than HIV and 621,00 more than malaria.

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NHS strikes up a 'pay as you cure' deal for hepatitis C drug: Manufacturer agrees to pay for those who aren't cured

The cash-strapped NHS has struck up a 'pay as you cure' deal for a hepatitis C drug as it desperately attempts to save money. Under the new deal, which is the first of its kind, the National Health Service will only pay for the medication if a patient is successfully cured.

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Egypt, once top Hep C sufferer, draws cure seekers

Like millions in Egypt, Ahmed Nada suffered silently from Hepatitis C. But the country is turning from the world's most afflicted by the disease to a global destination for those seeking a cure. Nada, 31, only learned that he carried the virus when he tried to donate blood.

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My medical outlook changed after I jabbed my finger with a needle

A needle stick injury brought home that I needed to do more to protect myself and think twice before rushing in to help. As soon as I felt the deep sting of the needle as it entered my finger I knew what it meant – potential disaster.

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Hepatitis C: More than 5,000 authorized treatments have not started yet

Since February 2015, the Ministry of Health has authorized 18,045 treatments for hepatitis C with innovative medicines under the agreement sealed with Gilead Sciences, however, only 12,380 had been started by November 8, according to advanced information by "Público".

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Nearly 5900 patients have already been given new treatments for Hepatitis C

World Hepatitis Day marks on Tuesday, almost six months after the agreement signed by the Ministry of Health to treat all patients with hepatitis C.

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