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Hepatitis C

With an estimate of as many as 80 million people infected with hepatitis C globally, access to treatment worldwide must be scaled up. To ensure this, the price of oral drugs to treat hepatitis C urgently needs to come down in all developing countries, particularly through competition among generic producers.

14. February 2016.
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Hep-C patient being counselled by Psychosocial counsellor at MSF Mumbai clinic on dealing with side effects of the treatment regimen - Photo by Siddharth Singh

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