US Ambassador to Georgia Kelly Degnan said Georgia became a role model for the world in implementing the Hepatitis C elimination program. The Ambassador remarked to the media at the C Hepatitis Elimination Progress Event.
“The United States, through our Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is very, very proud to have partnered with Georgia’s NCDC and the Ministry of Health over the past few years in this effort to eliminate a deadly disease that 150,000 Georgians were suffering from. The cure rate has been 98% in those Georgians, who have been treated through this program. It’s a tremendous success, and Georgia has become a role model for the world in implementing this kind of Hepatitis C elimination program. So, a wonderful example of the strong partnership between the United States and Georgia in the public health sector,” Kelly Degnan said.