Models of care for migrant populations

Migrants from high-prevalence regions (Egypt, Pakistan, the Mediterranean and Eastern Europe, Africa and Southern Asia) also represent a population that is currently under-served. Again, models of care that are centred in facilities close to home, involve local trusted providers, and provide culturally appropriate care using best-practice protocols are likely to increase HCV treatment uptake. Such care should include access to interpreting and translating services. Education and training of local clinicians with linkage to expert providers is an important priority.

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