On behalf of EILF, Prof. Mario Rizzetto recently completed a mission to Uzbekistan. The key purpose of this mission was to gain a first-hand view and in-depth understanding of the viral hepatitis situation in Uzbekistan and ascertain how EILF could potentially assist the country to help them achieve their viral hepatitis elimination targets. During his visit, Prof. Rizzetto provided state of the art lectures on viral hepatitis in Tashkent, Samarkand and Navoy to local practitioners and met with clinicians, researchers and laboratory experts to discuss the situation. Prof. Rizzetto found that hepatitis D virus is of major national concern, which local experts estimate to account for more than 50% of liver morbidity and mortality. In conjunction with P
rof. Rizzetto, EILF are actively working on ways to take the findings of this mission forward.