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The policy statements are designed to influence and determine decisions and actions within the scope of coverage. The EASL Policy Statements are related to the burden of liver disease in Europe. They aim to describe the epidemiology and analysis of risk factors to identify the best public health interventions that could impact these risk factors to reduce the burden of liver disease.

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Geneva, June 2023: The aim of this European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) policy statement is to: 1. Urge policy-makers to reduce health-related, social and economic harms caused by alcohol by implementing evidence-based policies to reduce alcohol consumption in the general population, and 2. Empower health professionals, especially those working with liver…

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Geneva, 27 May 2022: In Europe, the number of deaths from liver cancer has doubled in the past 30 years. Screening for liver cancer with an ultrasound examination every six months is an established method to reduce mortality resulting from liver cancer. EASL guidelines recommend that screening for liver cancer is offered to patients with…

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This policy statement is intended for the general public, affected communities, and policymakers. In parallel, intended for healthcare professionals, an article titled “EASL position paper on the use of COVID-19 vaccines in people with chronic liver diseases, hepatobiliary cancer and liver transplant recipients” was  published, 6 February 2021,  in the Journal of Hepatology. Download the…

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WHO has set a goal of eliminating the hepatitis C virus (HCV) by 2030 but the achievement of this goal is challenged by people who inject drugs (PWID), who account for most of the new cases of HCV infection in high-income countries.

In order to achieve the 2030 WHO viral hepatitis elimination goals, EASL recommends: that all barriers to the uptake of healthcare services by PWID be removed by changing policies and discrimination that hinder access. This includes the decriminalisation of minor, non-violent drug offences and the adoption of an approach based on public health promotion, respect for human rights and evidence.
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