SUMMARY: A review of the specific etiology, prevalence and incidence of HCV infection among Indigenous peoples. 

Hepatitis C Virus and Indigenous Peoples

Julia Rempel PhD,
Section of Hepatology, University of Manitoba

In reviewing the natural history of HCV infection in populations, including the potential role of genetic differences, this webinar covered the specific etiology, prevalence and incidence of HCV infection among Indigenous peoples. The presence of co-morbidities in HCV infection was also discussed, as well as what can be done to address prevalence and incidence within this population.

Medical Officer of Health Competencies:

2.5 Determine the meaning of information, considering the current ethical, political, scientific, socio-cultural and economic contexts.
3.2 Describe the implications of each option, especially as they apply to the determinants of health and recommend or decide on a course of action.
3.6 Evaluate an action, policy or program.
4.4 Advocate for healthy public policies and services that promote and protect the health and well-being of individuals and communities.
5.1 Recognize how the determinants of health (biological, social, cultural, economic and physical) influence the health and well-being of specific population groups.

An archived version of this webinar is now available for viewing. Please email Rick Harp, NCCID Project Manager, for access.