So in the next ten years, our country will have to catch up. Viral hepatitis is not so innocent. Especially hepatitis C is a big culprit. In our country, according to the calculations of the Belgian HCV coalition, 18.000 are infected and no less than 300 patients die each year from the consequences of their infection.
A coalition of experts, united in the Belgian HCV coalition, has calculated that we need to treat 1.200 patients every year in order to reach the elimination target. It also formulated policy recommendations to reach the target. On 9 October 2020, the coalition organised a roundtable to discuss hepatitis policy with key actors in the field. This resulted in the vision document 'Belgium 2030 hepatitis-free', which can be consulted here in Dutch and French.