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Screening and beyond. National hepatitis plan: a strategy for action, Netherlands

Original/alternative title: 
Meer dan opsporen. Nationaal hepatitisplan: een strategie voor actie

The national hepatitis plan “screening and beyond” officially launched in November 2016 was developed by a multidisciplinary commission representing all relevant stakeholders involved in research, treatment, prevention and control of hepatitis B and C. The plan focuses on five themes: 1) awareness and vaccination, 2) identification, 3) diagnostics and offering adequate treatment, 4) improved organization of the continuum of care and 5) improved surveillance including improved monitoring of the HBV and HCV cascade of care. HCV treatment is provided regardless of individual history on drug use meaning that people who inject drugs (PWID) are treated with the same criteria as non-PWID.