The Negative Impact Of The War On Drugs On Public Health: The Hidden Hepatitis C Epidemic, Global Commission on Drug Policy, 2013

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The Negative Impact Of The War On Drugs On Public Health: The Hidden Hepatitis C Epidemic, Global Commission on Drug Policy. (2013). Global Commission on Drug Policy.
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Hepatitis C is a highly prevalent chronic viral infection which poses major public health, economic and social crises, particularly in low and middle income countries. The global hepatitis C epidemic has been described by the World Health Organization as a ‘viral time bomb’, yet continues to receive little attention. Access to preventative services is far too low, while diagnosis and treatment are 
prohibitively expensive and remain inaccessible for most people in need. Public awareness and political will with regard to hepatitis C are also too low, and national hepatitis surveillance is often non-existent. 

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The Negative Impact Of The War On Drugs On Public Health: The Hidden Hepatitis C Epidemic, Global Commission on Drug Policy. (2013).  Global Commission on Drug Policy.
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