Information about Australian man Greg Jefferys and his work to make Hepatitis C affordable and accessible
Hepatitis C Writer and Activist
University of Tasmania
University of Queensland
Greg has degree in History and Archaeology from the University of Queensland as well as a Diploma in Education
Greg Jefferys was a PhD candidate at the University of Tasmania when he learned that he was infected with Hepatitis C.
When Greg discovered he had Hepatitis C in 2014 he became very ill from the effects of Hep C , which 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.
High sustained virological response rates using imported generic direct acting antiviral treatment for hepatitis C
Hepatitis C – New hope on the horizon
Pharmaceutical Capitalism and its Logistics: Access to Hepatitis C Treatment
Hepatitis C and the PBS
Successful use of generic direct acting antiviral medications to treat hepatitis C
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 and one fictional work on the effects of global warming. He also has a Bachelor of Arts degree 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.