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HEPATITIS C

EDM (Early Day Motion) 21: tabled on 21 June 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 19 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that hepatitis is a leading cause of death globally with a toll exceeding that of HIV; further notes that World Hepatitis Day on 28 July 2017 is one of only four disease-specific global awareness days endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO); is alarmed that most of those infected by hepatitis C, which can lead to potentially fatal cirrhosis or cancer of the liver, are unaware of their condition; recognises that hepatitis C is completely curable by effective new treatments; and calls on the Government to publish and prioritise a strategy for increasing awareness, testing and treatment to meet the WHO target of eliminating hepatitis by 2030.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.