In Karachi, the pharmaceutical company Getz Pharma and the Aga Khan University (AKU) Outreach Health Network have paired up together to eradicate Hepatitis C in Pakistan. Getz Pharma has pledged to make a significant in-kind donation of medicines to the AKU Outreach Health Network for its Hepatitis C Elimination Programme. With the donation by Getz Pharma, Aga Khan's Outreach Health Network will make high quality and holistic care for Hepatitis C more accessible to patients belonging to lower-income groups, all over Pakistan. The programme will spread over two years and it is hoped 12,000 indigent patients will be able to benefit from it via 11 Outreach Medical Centres in three provinces. AKU's Outreach Health Network CEO, Shagufta Hassan, thanked Getz Pharma for their generous contribution to the national cause of Hepatitis C elimination. She stated: "Today, we are a step closer to defeating this deadly virus."