On July 4, the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health hosted an event on behalf of the C Hepatitis Elimination Program. The name of the conference was “The Way to Move Forward”, and the event was attended by many international experts from France.
President of the “Global Alliance“, Jean Elie Malkin, talked about the importance of this event, and said it emphasized the elimination of C Hepatitis as one of the priorities for the government, because this epidemic reveals to be a huge public problem in a country.
“Government emphasizes this as a first step to improve the whole health system” -said Malkin
Dr. Malkin assessed Hepatitis C elimination program as a key priority, to improve whole health system in Georgian, for the benefit of population.
Jean Elie Malkin also stressed the fact that after elimination of C Hepatitis, the next step will be Primary Health Care reform and expressed his support to the government on this program.
“I would like to emphasize that after Hepatitis C, the primary health care reform will be the next priority for the government and us. “Global Alliance” will fully support the government in this process.”
The event was organized by the Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia, National Center of Disease Control and Public Health of Georgia with the collaboration of Global Alliance for Health and Social Compact.