Taiwan targets blood-borne ‘silent killer’ hepatitis C, which affects 58 million people worldwide

  • Island has about 400,000 cases of disease, with nearly 7,000 new cases annually, but most of those infected can be asymptomatic and unaware of their condition
  • Health education and targeted screening – backed by Gilead Sciences’ research – aims to halt 90 per cent of infections and 65 per cent of HCV deaths by 2025