Recent publications

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List of VHPB publications online available

Global progress in the control of viral hepatitis and acceptable delay in Hepatitis B immunization
Mark A. Kane, Francois Roudot-Thoraval, Nicole Guerin, Vassiliki Papaevangelou, Pierre Van Damme & on behalf of the Viral Hepatitis Prevention Board
Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics 2016, DOI:10.1080/21645515.2016.1177689
Long-term Protection After Hepatitis B Vaccine
van Damme P
J Infect Dis. 2016, doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiv750

Recent newsletters

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VHPB Newsletter

Prevention and control of viral hepatitis in the Baltic States: lessons learnt and the way forward
Newsletter 2/2016 - June/2016  Riga, Latvia 463 kB (.pdf)
Towards a hepatitis-free Europe: how to make it feasible and affordable
Newsletter 1/2016 - January/2016  London, United Kingdom 725 kB (.pdf)
Burden and prevention of viral hepatitis in Arctic region
Vol. 21.1 - Mar/2012  Copenhagen, Denmark 808 kB (.pdf)

News - First European hepatitis Awareness week - 25-29 July 2016

European Hepatitis Awareness week - 25-29 July 2016

The Hepatits B and C Public Policy Association launches the first European Hepatitis Awareness week:

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News - NoHep

NOhep, a global movement to eliminate viral hepatitis, will be launched on WHD2016 to bring people together and provide a platform for people to speak out, be engaged and take action to ensure global commitments are met and viral hepatitis is eliminated by 2030.

 

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News - 28 July 2016 World Hepatitis Day

28 July is World Hepatitis DayThe theme for 2016 is ELIMINATION:

  • Events take place across the world to celebrate World Hepatitis Day - find out what is happening near you on the map of impact;
  • Campaign materials can be downloaded here.

 

 

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News - Preventing Perinatal Hepatitis B virus Transmission

The Hepatitis Birth Dose Guide developed by the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) of the WHO’s Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals has been published.

The guide includes:

  • an overview of WHO recommendations, best practices, technical justification and strategic approaches relating to providing hepatitis B birth dose to newborns;
  • operational requirements for introducing a vaccination that should be delivered as soon after birth as possible, preferably within 24 hours (and explicitly mentions false contraindications);
  • information for policy discussions and operational strategies for the introduction of hepatitis B birth dose vaccination into a national immunization programme.

 

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News - World Health Assembly (WHA) endorsed WHO's first Global Health Sector Strategy on viral hepatitis for 2016-2021

On 28 May 2016, representatives from the WHO Member States convening the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly unanimously endorsed the Global Health Sector Strategy (GHSS) on viral hepatitis for 2016–2021.

Aim of the strategy: spur countries to action in order to eliminate hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030.

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