Navigation Links
Bulgaria Launches Development of National Hepatitis Plan
Date:7/3/2012

SOFIA, Bulgaria, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

The Bulgarian Health Minister together with the European Liver Patient Association (ELPA) will initiate on 5 July the development of a National Hepatitis Plan in the context of a roundtable discussion with international experts on viral hepatitis in the Bulgarian Parliament.

This roundtable marks the beginning of a series of actions to raise the visibility of viral Hepatitis worldwide with the main milestone of World Hepatitis Day taking place every 28th July.  

Bulgarian Health Minister, Desislava Atanasova, says on the National Bulgarian Hepatitis Plan: "Despite being one of the poorest countries in the EU, Bulgaria will take on the challenge to develop and implement a National Hepatitis Plan".

The only other two regions in Europe that have developed and implemented a national hepatitis plan in Europe are Scotland and France.

Ms Atanasova outlined some of the elements the national plan will develop, among these, and "prevention and education for citizens and improving the access to screening and to treatment will receive greater attention".

ELPA's President Tatjana Reic, highlights the difficulties to diagnose viral hepatitis as this disease can be present for a long period asymptomatically: "It is difficult to have a fix picture of patients suffering from hepatitis in Bulgaria. The last official research dates back 15 years ago and ELPA estimates that there are over 500,000 people in Bulgaria affected by Hepatitis B and C."

The second part of the roundtable is dedicated to an exchange of best practice in Member States. Ms Reic explains: "the aim is to decrease the number of new infections and to improve the quality of life of patients suffering from Hepatitis B or C on a national level."

The roundtable will bring together experts from different organisations including the European Commission, ECDC, WHO the EASL, ELPA ,  experts from France and Scotland, EPF or WHA among others.

In support of this initiative, ELPA has commissioned Health Consumer Powerhouse (HCP) to develop a Euro Hepatitis Index ranking EU Member States (plus Norway, Croatia and Switzerland) according to their performance in Hepatitis B and C care. The index will be a powerful tool for improving the treatment of viral hepatitis related diseases and is expected to be launched in October 2012 in Brussels.

W: http://www.elpa-info.org



'/>"/>
SOURCE European Liver Patients Association
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Report Presents a Framework for Successful New Oncology Product Launches in the Pharmaceutical Sector
2. SurgLine International, Inc. Launches A Wholly Owned Operating Subsidiary To Pursue Cost Containment Strategies
3. Mylan Launches Generic Version of Zyprexa® Tablets
4. Smith & Nephew launches revolutionary open-architecture suture anchor for rotator cuff repair with greater pullout strength than competitors[i]
5. American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Launches Cities for Life
6. Thomson Reuters Launches New Mobile Oncology Decision Support Solution for R&D Pharmaceutical Leaders
7. Accuray Launches First Study to Compare CyberKnife® SBRT to Surgery and IMRT for Treatment of Early-Stage Prostate Cancer
8. Xtelligent Media Raises $800K in Funding and Launches EHRintelligence.com
9. University Hospitals Case Medical Centers Harrington Discovery Institute Launches Grant Program to Accelerate Drug Discovery and Development
10. Practice Fusion Launches API to Democratize Lab Integrations
11. Kmart® Launches New Pet Prescription Program And Purina® Treat Giveaway
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/4/2017)... May 4, 2017  DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO), a ... big data solutions, today announced that it is teaming ... STI Technologies Limited to lower diabetes healthcare costs in ... innoviCares card, which is available throughout all provinces and ... will be eligible for additional savings when shopping for ...
(Date:5/3/2017)... 2017 A Catheterization Laboratory is an ... facility. Commonly referred to as cath lab, this ... imaging technology to give physicians visual access to ... spaces, a team of physicians perform life-saving procedures ... intervention, congenital heart defect closure, stenotic heart valves, ...
(Date:5/3/2017)... Pa. , May 3, 2017  West ... in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, announced ... Scientific Affairs and Technical Services, and Diane ... workshops and offering presentations focused on West,s expertise ... injectable products, as well as providing commentary on ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:5/24/2017)... OH (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2017 , ... Dr. ... and comfortable ClearCorrect orthodontics, with or without a referral. Dr. Kejriwal understands ... why she offers convenient, clear braces in Cincinnati, OH. Patients no longer need to ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... May 24, 2017 , ... STATEMENT OPPOSING PRESIDENT DONALD ... to Donald Trump’s budget, “A New Foundation for American Greatness—President's Budget FY 2018,” ... poor, marginalizes underserved populations, undermines productivity, and destroys the social safety net needed ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... May 24, 2017 , ... ... II of the HP3 (High-Performance Periodontal Practice) continuing education (CE) series. As a ... advancements in his field by attending numerous CE courses each year. His recent ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... ... Medic CE , a Career Step company, is sponsoring a live, 1-hour ... Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS). The free webinar, to be held on Wednesday, ... Duckworth, LP, a career fire captain as well as founder and director of the ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... ... If you are thinking of a visit to San Francisco , fall is a ... time to visit. , Business Architecture Associates is pleased to offer 5 days of training ... 4-½ day package for individuals, and as 4-½ day corporate package for up to 3 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):