The Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN) developed this tool specifically for use by people living with hepatitis C, including community groups working with and on their behalf; the staff and volunteers of harm reduction programs; and healthcare providers. The tool aims to help intended users to evaluate the degree to which their countries' national programs on viral hepatitis C—or programs that contain sections on hepatitis C—comply with international best practices, particularly, in regards to monitoring, treatment and care. The results of such evaluations can be used to provide recommendation for developing a national policy on hepatitis C, or for improving an already existing strategy or program.
The campaign was developed based on the input provided by treatment activists from Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Moldova, Russian and Ukraine. The main goal of the campaign is to mobilize communities living with HCV and their allies in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) and worldwide around access to hepatitis C treatment.