Administrations' 2012 Budget Proposal Calls for $5 Million Increase For Hepatitis

February 14, 2011

NVHR: Administration’s 2012 Budget Proposal Represents ‘Sea Change’ In National Response to Viral Hepatitis Epidemic

Budget Proposal Calls for $5 Million Increase For State-based Surveillance, Screening & Treatment Programs

February 14, 2011

Washington, DC—The Administration’s 2012 budget proposal to increase federal funding for expanded state and locally based viral hepatitis surveillance, screening, and treatment by more than $5 million heralds a sea change in our nation’s national strategy to respond to the viral hepatitis epidemic, the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable(NVHR) said today.

“On behalf of more than 6 million Americans afflicted with viral hepatitis B and C, NVHR would like to say, ‘Thank you, Mr. President,” said NVHR Director Martha Saly. ‘With this budget proposal of $25 million, the Administration has recognized that early intervention and prevention are the cornerstones of an effective national viral hepatitis strategy. In the coming months, NVHR looks forward to working closely with the Administration and Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle to make this proposal reality.”

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