The Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN) developed this tool specifically for people living with hepatitis C (including community groups working with and for them) and activists focusing on issues related to access to essential medicines. The tool aims to help intended users assess the hepatitis C treatment situation in their countries, especially with regard to cost and availability of the medicines. The results of such assessments can be used to provide suggestions to government bodies and for preparing for negotiations with pharmaceutical companies in order to reduce the prices of hepatitis C drugs.
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.