Undine Groeger | Jan 2017 - Published photographs in the Economist Intelligence Unit's Briefing Paper

Jan 2017 - Published photographs in the Economist Intelligence Unit's Briefing Paper

February 28, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I feel honoured to have been able to contribute to the elimination and awareness raising efforts regarding Hepatitis C. 

I was hired by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) to photograph the discussions held at the round-table on Bridging the Know-do Gap in September 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland.

As a result a Path to Zero Briefing Paper has been published including my photographs. It can be viewed and downloaded here

 

"The Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major threat to public health around the world. Easily transmitted, its symptoms often do not manifest for decades after the initial infection. The implications for people’s health are serious: 85% of those infected develop chronic HCV, and many of these patients subsequently develop cirrhosis or liver cancer. About 700,000 individuals die each year from liver conditions caused by HCV, making the disease a signi cant global killer and one with a hefty price tag.(1) 

To surface actionable ideas about how to close the gap between today’s scientific and policy advances and their large-scale application to help eliminate HCV as a global public health threat, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), with the sponsorship of AbbVie, convened a roundtable on Bridging the Know-do Gap in September 2016 in Geneva." 

 

(1) Lozano R, Naghavi M, Foreman K, Lim S, Shibuya K, Aboyans V, Abraham J, et al. Global and regional mortality from 235 causes of death for 20 age groups in 1990 and 2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. Lancet 2012;380:2095-2128, cited by World Health Organization (http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs164/en/) 


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