A little information about Greg Jefferys and his work to make Hepatitis C affordable and accessible
Greg Jefferys is an internationally respected Hepatitis C activist who has been assisting people with Hepatitis C to access affordable generic Hep C treatment since 2015.
Greg discovered he had Hepatitis C, genotype 2, in 2014 while he was studying for his PhD at the University of Tasmania. The effects of Hep C forced him to quit his PhD.
Unable to afford the high cost of Gilead’s Sovaldi Greg followed the development of generic Sovaldi in India and as soon as it was released, in May 2015, he travelled to India where he purchased 84 pills of generic Sovaldi and returned to Australia.
He was the first Western person to write about Indian generic Hepatitis C treatment. He wrote an online diary of his trip to India which he published on his website and which was also published as a Blog by the online magazine HepMag. His publications gained a huge international following.
Now cured of Hepatitis C Greg devotes all his spare time to helping other people with Hepatitis C to access affordable Hep C medication.
As a result of his work helping people from around the world access affordable Hepatitis C medication Greg Jefferys has been nominated three times for the “Australian of the Year Award” for the years 2016, 2017 and 2019.
Greg is 63 years old and was born in Sydney Australia. He and his wife raised their three sons in Brisbane, Queensland. He moved to Tasmania with his wife in 2007.
Greg has a Masters Degree in History and is the author of two books on Australian history. He also has a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in History and Anthropology and a Diploma in Education.
As well as being a successful author Greg Jefferys has worked as a High School teacher and spent 10 years working as a sculptor.