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A New Milestone in Hepatitis C Treatment

Datuk Dr Muhammad Radzi Abu Hassan, National Head of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Ministry of Health | Jean-Michel Piedagnel, Director, Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi) Southeast Asia

23-Jun-21 16:00

A New Milestone in Hepatitis C Treatment

Earlier this month, Malaysia’s Drug Control Authority granted conditional registration of a new drug to treat hepatitis C. This move was hailed by many as another step towards eliminating hepatitis C, making treatment both more affordable and accessible in low- and middle-income countries like Malaysia. Why was this hailed as a new milestone and how long will it take before we achieve a hepatitis-free world? We find out from Datuk Dr Muhammad Radzi Abu Hassan, National Head of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Ministry of Health, and Jean-Michel Piedagnel, Director, Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi) Southeast Asia.

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Produced by: Lim Sue Ann

Presented by: Tee Shiao Eek


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Tags:  The Bigger PictureHealth & Livinghepatitis CHCVRavidasvirSofosbuvirdisease eliminationDrugs For Neglected Disease InitiativeDNDiantiviralsdirect-acting antivirals


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