hepatitis C

Government embarks on examining beauty salons

By | September 28th, 2016|Categories: In brief|Tags: , , , |

(Interpressnews) Tbilisi, DFwatch – Beauty salons have to formally register at the Public Registry from October 1, in order to be properly examined by the Ministry of Health in the frames of the government program aimed at eliminating Hepatitis C. […]

Georgia partners with Gilead Sciences for mass trials of hepatitis C medicine

By | April 24th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: |

Georgia signed agreement with Gilead Sciences (Health Ministry Photo) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia has launched a project aimed at assisting people with hepatitis C after signing an agreement with the American pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences on April 21. The government claims […]

Georgia begins treatment of 5,000 hepatitis C patients

By | March 25th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Davit Sergeenko. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–One month from now, Georgia begins an ambitious government program to treat 5,000 hepatitis C patients. The program starts on April 21, and is focused on those patients who need treatment the most. Health Minister Davit Sergeenko said […]

Georgia begins effort to stem hepatitis C epidemic in March

By | January 9th, 2014|Categories: Society|Tags: |

From a demonstration in July, 2013, to demand cheaper hepatitis C treatment. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–From March 1, 2013, medical treatment for hepatitis C will be free for prisoners in Georgia. Other people with the illness will be able to buy medicines for 60 percent lower price. The Health Ministry on Thursday presented its hepatitis C treatment […]

Hepatitis C infested prison in Georgia closed due to bad climate

By | November 20th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Deputy Prison Minister Giga Giorgadze. (Ministry photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Prison Ministry in Georgia is considering closing the women’s prison, where new figures showed that 17 % of inmates are hepatitis C positive. The prisoners in Rustavi women’s facility will be transferred to another facility, but it is still […]

17 % in Georgian women’s prison have hepatitis C

By | November 19th, 2013|Categories: Society|Tags: , |

Acting Prison Minister Sozar Subari. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The acting prison minister in Georgia says screening procedures have revealed a very high level of hepatitis C infections in prisons. Sozar Subari said Tuesday at a session with parliamentary committees that the ratio of infected inmates at the […]

Hepatitis C campaigners demand affordable treatment

By | July 25th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

The price on drugs necessary to treat hepatitis C has not been reduced in 15 years, say campaigners. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Non-governmental organizations and people affected by hepatitis C on Wednesday organized rallies outside pharmaceutical companies demanding a reduction in drug prices. According to rally participants, the price on drugs to treat hepatitis C has not […]