100&Change: 2020

Eliminating Hepatitis C: Saving Millions from the ‘Silent Killer’

Ignite global Hepatitis C elimination efforts by partnering with early-adopter governments in poor countries to test, treat and cure their people.

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Two-page overview of proposal
Competition Participation
100&Change: 2020
Current Work Location
  • Kigali Province, Rwanda
  • Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Kachin State, Myanmar
  • State of Punjab, India
  • Nasarawa State, Nigeria
Proposed Work Locations:
  • Ternopil’s’ka Oblast’, Ukraine
  • Ādīs Ābeba Āstedader, Ethiopia
  • Diourbel, Senegal
  • Gauteng, South Africa
  • Central Region, Uganda
Priority Populations:
  • People with HIV/AIDS
  • Chronically ill people
  • Substance abusers
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • 3. Good health and well-being

Executive Summary:

Seventy-one million people worldwide are infected with Hepatitis C (HCV), a blood-borne virus known as the ‘silent killer’ due to the long period before people experience symptoms. The epidemic is growing, with 1.75 million new infections and more than 400,000 deaths per year from cirrhosis and liver cancer. A revolutionary treatment developed recently cures 95% of people in weeks with a once daily pill. There is global commitment to eliminate HCV by 2030, and tools exist to do it, but the current haphazard “control” response, waiting to treat people until they become symptomatic, will solidify this as an epidemic that lasts centuries, much like tuberculosis. Working hand in hand with twelve governments towards curing over 9 million people and averting close to one million new infections, CHAI will put the world on track to end HCV forever, and banish the skepticism that this epidemic can be eliminated practically and affordably.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc.

website: https://clintonhealthaccess.org/
Organization Headquarters
Massachusetts, United States
Organization ID
Annual Operating Budget
$100 to $199 Million
Number of Full-time Employees
> 1,000

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