Hepatitis C is a virus (HCV) that can infect the liver and cause liver disease. It can be spread through exposure to blood that contains the virus and can cause both acute and chronic infections. An estimated 350,000 to 500,000 people die from HCV-related complications each year and 71 million people are living with chronic HCV worldwide. Although antiviral medicines have a cure rate of >95%, access to diagnosis and treatment is low (WHO, www.who.int). This infographic highlights some important advances in HCV treatment and prevention over the last 20 years.