Special Issue on "Hepatitis C in the Middle East and North Africa"

Last Update: 01 October, 2023 | 07:11


Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has the highest prevalence and burden of hepatitis C worldwide. While there is great ambition toward elimination of hepatitis C worldwide, most of MENA countries are far from achieving the hepatitis C elimination goals. One of the obstacles is the lack of reliable scientific evidences on epidemiologic, virologic and clinical aspects of hepatitis C needed for policy making and advocacy of health interventions.
This Special Issue of Hepatitis Monthly invites all researchers in MENA region to submit their studies on hepatitis C to help the regional elimination of hepatitis C. The editorial board would offer 40% discount on all manuscripts accepted for this special issue. The submission for this special issue is open at https://hepatmon.brieflands.com/en/user/login

Special Issue Theme:

  • Elimination of hepatitis C in MENA

Topics of particular interest:

  • Epidemiology of hepatitis C in special populations (e.g. PWID, FSW, thalassemia, etc.)
  • Molecular epidemiology of hepatitis C
  • Efficacy and safety of hepatitis C direct-acting antivirals
  • Hepatitis C resistance to direct-acting antivirals
  • Hepatitis C model of care in special populations
  • Micro-elimination and elimination of hepatitis C
  • Management of hepatic and extra-hepatic complications of hepatitis C
  • Burden of hepatitis C advanced liver diseases

Article types:

  • Original articles
  • Brief reports
  • Review articles
  • Letter to editors


  • Seyed Moayed Alavian, Middle East Liver Diseases Center, Iran; Email: alavian@thc.ir

Guest associate editors:

  • Wasim Jafri, Aga Khan University, Pakistan; Email: wasim.jafri@aku.edu
  • Imam Waked, National Liver Institute, Menoufiya University, Egypt; Email: iwaked@liver-eg.org
  • Heidar Sharafi, Middle East Liver Diseases Center, Iran; Email: h.sharafi@meldcenter.com

Submission deadline:

  • 30 September 2022

Published Articles:

  • This list will be updated regularly.


Article Id Article Title E-PUB
108405 Clinical Course and Outcome of Liver Transplantation in Patients with Hepatitis C in Iran 2021-5-18
118646 Cost-utility Analysis of Second-generation Direct-acting Antivirals for Hepatitis C 2021-11-13
108341 Ethical Considerations of Treating Patients Infected with Hepatitis C Virus 2020-10-30
108002 Look-Back Study of Transfusion-Transmitted Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Iran 2020-11-4
108070 In Vitro Replication of HCV RNA in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells Isolated from Patients Undergoing Treatment for Hepatitis C Virus Infection 2020-11-8
108936 Phylogenetic Analysis of NS5B Region of Hepatitis C Genotype 3a Virus among Different Risk Groups in Iran 2021-1-24