Australia is considered a world leader in providing access to hepatitis C cures. But, there remain significant gaps when it comes to hepatitis C prevention and treatment services for marginalised populations. A major factor contributing to these gaps is the systematic stigma and discrimination towards people who use drugs. Many of the experts believe that achieving hepatitis C elimination in Australia will require legal reforms.
Access to good health is a basic human right. This World Hepatitis Day, the Kirby Institute, in partnership with the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, is hosting a special seminar, that brings together experts from legal, health and community backgrounds to discuss strategies to ensure that people who use drugs have equal, discrimination-free access to health care.
Presentations will be followed by a panel discussion with experts and community members, facilitated by Scientia Professor Carla Treloar, Director, Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Sydney.
RSVPs are essential. Please RSVP by 12 July 2019.
More information on the event page: https://kirby.unsw.edu.au/event/drug-use-and-human-rights-missing-piece-hep-c-elimination-puzzle
Location: Kirby Institute, Wallace Wurth Building, UNSW Sydney