Turning Point's Mark Shepperd comments on World Hepatitis Day 2016

News item posted: 28 July 2016

Today (28th July) is World Hepatitis Day, and the theme for this year's campaign is Elimination. Mark Shepperd, Turning Point's Managing Director for Public Health, has released a statement to reiterate the importance of eliminating viral hepatitis. He said:

‘Public Health England (2015) estimates there are around 214,000 individuals chronically infected with hepatitis C in the UK, making this an urgent public health issue. It is our role to work towards eliminating the virus through treatment, vaccinations, and increasing awareness around the risks of infection, for example through needle sharing. Everything we do to fight the spread of viral hepatitis is a step towards elimination.’