ANTHC hosts global audience this summer at the World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Viral Hepatitis

June 2, 2017




The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is pleased to partner with the World Hepatitis Alliance to host the Second World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Viral Hepatitis, Aug. 8-9 in Anchorage at Alaska Pacific University.

The conference will welcome Indigenous peoples and providers from across the globe to further the conversation on viral hepatitis in Indigenous communities. The event is led by Indigenous people and is designed for Indigenous peoples, clinicians, and those working in Indigenous health, including the Alaska Tribal Health System.

Globally, viral hepatitis is a significant health issue for Indigenous populations, but the Alaska Tribal Health System has made significant strides in preventing and treating viral hepatitis for Alaska Native and American Indian people. ANTHC continues to share information and resources through our Liver Disease and Hepatitis Program. For more information about ANTHC’s Liver Disease and Hepatitis Program, visit https://anthc.org/what-we-do/clinical-and-research-services/hep-home/.

The inaugural World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Viral Hepatitis was held back‐to‐back with the 9th Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference in September 2014. The conference was the first of its kind dedicated to examining the health burden of viral hepatitis on Indigenous peoples. It provided a forum to share common experiences and innovative solutions and to develop new relationships to enable collective responses in the future.

For more information on the World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Viral Hepatitis or to register, visit https://www.wipcvh2017.org/.


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