EMCDDA Document library

Finnish hepatitis C strategy 2017-2019

Original/alternative title: 
Suomen C-hepatiittistrategia 2017–2019

A national strategy for hepatitis C for Finland 2017-2019 was published by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health in November 2016. The national strategy was produced by a multidisciplinary working group with members from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health; the National Institute for Health and Welfare; Prison health authorities; NGOs; Clinicians and the Liver Patient organization. Finland’s strategy emphasizes that all people with hepatitis C infection should have equal access to treatment. The aims of the strategy are to: increase prevention of new infections, harmonize diagnostics and treatment practices, make a clear clinical pathway from testing to treatment evaluation and therapy, increase surveillance, and create a national treatment registry.