Charles Gore is the president of the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA), a not-for-profit NGO run by HCV patient groups from all over the world. Charles has worked with Government Departments and the National Health Service in the UK to improve HCV public health policy. He is currently co-chairing the pathways, systems and levers workstream of the National Liver Disease Strategy. He contributed to the formation of the European Liver Patients Association and served as its first president in 2004. He was instrumental in getting a WHO resolution passed to develop a strategy to control and prevent viral hepatitis and in establishing World Hepatitis Day, only the fourth disease-specific official WHO day (with World Aids Day, World TB Day and World Malaria Day).