The World Indigenous People's Conference on Viral Hepatitis Meeting was held on 15-17 September 2014 in Alice Springs, Australia.
The signatories to the Anwernekenhe Consensus Statement (which came out of the meeting) acknowledge the fact that viral hepatitis is a major, devastating, under-recognised health issue within Indigenous communities globally. The statement recognises the signatories' desire to reduce the impact of viral hepatitis on Indigenous peoples’ economic, social, emotional, physical and spiritual health. Doing so will help maintain the cultures and the future of Indigenous populations. The signatories urge nation-states and their governments to make special provision in health and funding policies for equitable access to prevention, testing, treatment and management of viral hepatitis in Indigenous peoples.
For the full consensus statment: Click here