We’re building Ontario’s Roadmap to eliminate hepatitis C
We’re creating a roadmap to eliminate hepatitis C by 2030 in Ontario. More than 110,000 Ontarians are living with hepatitis C and it is among the most burdensome infectious diseases in the province. With a diagnosis that is simple, an effective cure and proven prevention strategies, eliminating hepatitis C is within our grasp. We’re working across the hepatitis C, community health and public health sectors to plan how we can expand and implement evidence-informed actions in Ontario to end hepatitis C for good.
An estimated 110,000 people are living with hepatitis C in Ontario
44% of people living with hepatitis C are unaware that they have the disease
A highly effective cure is publicly covered for almost all Ontarians
Who are we?
As part of a national process by the Canadian Network on Hepatitis C, the Ontario Roadmap is being developed by a collective of clinical and community leaders from Ontario’s hepatitis C sector. Together, we bring front-line and system-level expertise in hepatitis C prevention, testing and treatment. We are working closely with an advisory committee that includes representation of people with lived experience, priority population groups, researchers, healthcare workers, policy-makers, community workers and more. Find out who else is involved.
Begin treatment for 80% of people living with hepatitis C
To meet these targets, the national blueprint outlines several evidence-informed recommendations to improve prevention, testing and treatment, as well as ways to track our progress. It adopts a priority population lens, focusing on those most at risk for hepatitis C:
The Canadian Network on Hepatitis C is supporting provinces and territories across Canada to take these recommendations and plan the path forward toward elimination in each region.
We’re building Ontario’s Roadmap with your help
Action on hepatitis C elimination will take commitment from partners across the cascade of hepatitis C care. We’re working with a full range of individuals and organizations touched by hepatitis C, including people with lived experience, priority population groups, researchers, healthcare workers, policy-makers and community workers. We’ve assembled a multi-sector advisory committee with the expertise, influence and perspectives to chart a path forward toward elimination.