Hep B Cure Campaign
The Hepatitis B Cure Campaign is a national advocacy campaign created and led by the Hepatitis B Foundation (HBF). We are leading the charge in a national advocacy campaign to Double the Federal Funding within five years for hepatitis B and liver cancer research and public health. Washington leaders are listening. We have their ear. What we need now is a loud, strong and visible hepatitis B advocacy presence.
Currently, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) will spend only $49 million in 2016-2017 on hepatitis B research programs. A targeted federal research commitment has made a significant difference for HIV/AIDS, which is currently funded at $3 billion. By doubling the NIH budget to $100 million for hepatitis B, we have a good chance of success in finding a cure in the next 5 to 10 years.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will spend less than $10 million in 2016-2017 on hepatitis B public health programs. A targeted federal public health commitment has also made a significant difference for HIV/AIDS, which is currently funded at almost $900 million. By doubling the CDC budget to $20 million for hepatitis B, we have a much better chance of increasing access to life-saving screening, prevention and referral to care services.
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Help us take this fight to a powerful new level and make hepatitis B history in our lifetime!