The prevalence of hepatitis C and hepatitis B in Australian prisons is higher than in in the wider community, but prison settings also present an opportunity for testing, monitoring and treatment.
Ms McNeill previously served almost five years as First Assistant Secretary of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Division - part of a 20 year career in public service.
For GPs who deal with a host of ailments and don’t see many patients with hepatitis C, lack of familiarity with treatment guidelines and specialist support pathways are barriers to prescribing.
A documentary from the NOhep campaign covering the efforts of activists, policymakers, patients and professionals to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030 – and where to from here.
Read it now - Grow your own liver; Hep B & Primary Care; Australia Leads in HCV Treatment; Hepatitis E; Living Books; Prison & BBVs; World Hepatitis Day
About 24 Australians die each week from hepatitis B or hepatitis C. That's some 1,237 needless deaths each year.
World Hepatitis Day (28 July) is a reminder that Australians cannot afford to rest on our laurels.
South Australia introduced its - and Australia's - first Prisons Blood-Borne Virus Prevention Action Plan this week.
In Associate Professor Jill Benson's early career, hepatitis B was regarded as a 'rare' illness.
Australian health experts are callilng for more attention on hepatitis B treatment, according to an SBS report this week.
The stages of chronic hepatitis B infection has been given a makeover. Is it time for Hep B Bear to move aside?