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NAFLD – developing a research and action roadmap for fatty liver disease




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Programme Director
Nancy Lee

Project Manager
Sarah-Jane Holtam

In collaboration with the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL), Wilton Park is convening a dialogue to support the development of a NAFLD research and action roadmap.

Despite affecting an estimated 2 billion people globally, NAFLD and NASH (fatty liver diseases) have received little attention from policymakers, practitioners, and leaders in public and global health. Like many non-communicable diseases (NCDs), NAFLD requires comprehensive and coordinated responses that span across sectors and disciplines. Moving the discussion beyond the liver health community and healthcare sector will be crucial to shape and deliver the whole-of-society approaches needed to address this challenge.

In recent years, there has been greater traction with a range of organisations and individuals across medicine, academia, public health, and policy coming together to consider the various actions needed to address this issue, including over 200 experts who contributed to a NAFLD public health consensus statement in 2021.

This dialogue builds upon a series of discussions hosted by Wilton Park in 2020 and 2021, the outcomes will inform the development of a NAFLD research and action roadmap to guide and spur action on this neglected public health challenge and will support ongoing efforts to establish a global think-tank to guide the NAFLD public heath agenda for the years to come.

In partnership with European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL).

Wilton Park reference number: WP1957

Project Manager: Sarah-Jane Holtam

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