CEVHAP supports initiatives that aim to reduce the significant health, social and economic burden of viral hepatitis in Asia Pacific by working in collaboration with governments, clinicians, people affected by the disease, and other stakeholders to achieve greater public awareness, prevention, management and access to treatment for all people living with the disease.
The goal of CEVHAP is to utilize the collective expertise of its members to assist the region and partner with government bodies in policy formulation and health education.
In addition to influencing public policy, the Coalition is also committed to the development of programs that will reduce the devastating effects of viral hepatitis if left unmonitored or untreated.
CEVHAP welcomed the World Health Assembly's (WHA) Resolution on Viral Hepatitis (WHA63.18) of 21 May 2010, which designated 28 July 2011 as the inaugural World Hepatitis Day and for the first time, recognises viral hepatitis as a global health issue. The Resolution also sets out a number of actions that WHO member countries have committed to take to reduce the effects of viral hepatitis. The work of CEVHAP is closely aligned to the objectives of the WHO Resolution, focusing on three main areas: