28 Jul 2017

World Hepatitis Day

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:24 pm on 28 July 2017

World Hepatitis Day

Dr Ed Gane

Dr Ed Gane Photo: supplied

Today is World Hepatitis Day which also marks more than a year  of funding in New Zealand for a drug which has cured up to 97 percent of patients with the Hepatitis C virus.

The effectiveness of the drug is leading to hope that hepatitis C could be eliminated globally by 2030.

Professor Ed Gane, Deputy Director and Chief Hepatologist at the New Zealand Liver Transplant Unit contributed to the development of the new medicine. He talks to Jesse about the wonder drug and the impact it has had.

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