Draft Health Inequalities Strategy

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-07-19
Session date: 
July 19, 2018
Reference: 
2018/2008
Question By: 
Susan Hall
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The draft Health Inequalities Strategy contains no mention of hepatitis C. Will you ensure that hepatitis C is addressed in the final strategy?

Answer

Answer for Draft Health Inequalities Strategy

Answer for Draft Health Inequalities Strategy

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Responses to the Health Inequalities Strategy consultation revealed considerable support for the commitments on HIV and TB and there were several that called for action to address Hepatitis C alongside them.  The HIS has chosen to focus on HIV and TB as particularly pressing health inequalities issues in London but also recognises that other infectious diseases like hepatitis C have a disproportionate impact on certain groups.  The objective in the final HIS will be to support people and communities to tackle HIV, TB and other infectious diseases, and I will consider supporting any collaborative approaches to tackling Hepatitis C.