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Montpellier launches health campaign unique in France

The city wants to eradicate the hepatitis C virus by 2022

  • September 23, 2019 11:30
  • Author Aseniya Dimitrova
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Montpellier announces its commitment to the fight against hepatitis C with a unique program in France, explained from the local authority last week.  Regarding Hepatitis C, the challenge today is to detect the largest number of people, to give them access to a treatment that will eradicate the hepatitis C virus by 2022, they explained at a press-conference with Caroline Navarre, Deputy Mayor for Health Prevention. Together with other partners, the City is launching the operation "Hepatitis C: Track yourself”.

This unique experimental prevention program in France aims to become an example for a national application. It will promote access to screening of Montpellier laboratories in the field of medical biology at no costs for participants, without an appointment and without a prescription.

The program will be subject to evaluation from September 16 to December 16, 2019.

Information on the campaign, map with the participating laboratories can be found on the website of Montpellier. Member of the French Network of Healthy Cities of the World Health Organisation, Montpellier has a strong medical tradition and already implements preventive actions and promotes health in various problems present on its territory and across all audiences.

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