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In 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) targeted 2030 as the year to meet global elimination goals for hepatitis C virus (HCV). The global HCV epidemic faces several barriers and meeting WHO target goals will be difficult unless a vast strategy is implemented.
Although progress has been made in HCV treatment efforts, a new report published in The Lancet suggests that a multifaceted approach combining an extensive scaling up of screening, prevention, and treatment is needed to move toward global elimination. WHO elimination targets are defined as a 65% reduction in mortality and an 80% reduction in incidence by 2030 from 2015 baseline.