Principles of Community Engagement.
Appropriate community engagement can help reduce stigma, spread messages and inform the development of interventions.
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Few hepatitis studies or programs have shown effective and sustained community engagement, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). To date, CBO contributions and advocacy efforts have focused on high-income settings;
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however, the top-down strategies used in such contexts are often difficult to implement in LMICs due to structural, socioeconomic and cultural differences. The voices of people with viral hepatitis, including those of family members and communities with lived experiences of viral hepatitis, support the development of inclusive, effective and sustainable health services and health policies.