Dr. Robert Redfield’s Remarks to Media after Meeting with Minister of Health (May 23)

Dr. Robert Redfield’s Remarks to Media after Meeting with Minister of Health (May 23)

 

Q-n about the main purpose of his visit to Georgia and the main topic of the meeting with the Minister of Health

Dr. Robert Redfield: The most important reason for me to be here is to learn, from the Minister and the leadership of the National CDC, about the Hepatitis C elimination program.  Georgia is leading the world in, what I’d like to call, “putting science into action.”  We discovered the cure for Hepatitis C, and it needs to be put into action to impact the lives of men, women, and children living with Hepatitis C.  Georgia is the first country to do that, and I wanted to come to learn and see how that’s going.