Recent publications


List of VHPB publications online available

Many European countries 'flying blind' in their efforts to eliminate viral hepatitis.
Lazarus JV, Safreed-Harmon K, Colombo M, Reic T, Schatz E, Van Damme P; ACHIEVE Coalition.
Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Jul 26;14(8):445-446. doi: 10.1038/nrgastro.2017.98.
Single-Dose Hepatitis A Immunization: 7.5-Year Observational Pilot Study in Nicaraguan Children to Assess Protective Effectiveness and Humoral Immune Memory Response.
Mayorga O, Bühler S, Jaeger VK, Bally S, Hatz C, Frösner G, Protzer U, Van Damme P, Egger M, Herzog C.

Recent newsletters


VHPB Newsletter

Highlighting underserved groups for screening, prevention and treatment of viral hepatitis B and C in Europe
Newsletter 1/2017 - September/2017  Ljubljana, Slovenia 883 kB (.pdf)
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)

News - 2019 April, Vilnius, Litvia

MULTI TOPIC meeting: the impact of viral hepatitis treatment and vaccination non-responders and occult hepatitis on public health.

The presentations of the VHPB meeting in Vilnius, Litvia are now online.



WHO HIV & Hepatitis News

At the end of 2018, WHO HIV & Hepatitis had some important news to announce, two of these we would like to bring to your attention.

More information and extra WHO Hepatitis news is easy accesible on


World hepatitis Day 2018 "Finding the missing millions"

Also this year the VHPB endorses the WHO World Hepatitis Day (WHO) campaign, Finding the missing millions. Worldwide, 300 million people are living with viral hepatitis unaware. Without finding the undiagnosed and linking them to prevention and care, millions will continue to suffer, and lives will be lost. On World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, people from across the world take actions, raise awareness and join in the quest to find the “missing millions”. The World Hepatitis Day is the day that deserves full attention of the world for the prevention and control of viral hepatitis. But the task of the VHPB is not to draw the attention for only one day - during the whole year, and year after year, we help raising the awareness, assist policy makers, health care providers and public health specialist and guide countries to prevent and control viral hepatitis:

  • This year Lisbon was the scene (March 2018, Lisbon, Portugal) to discuss hepatitis Vaccine Shortage and  Update on hepatitis B treatment.
  • in May 2018 (Bucharest, Romania VHPB ACHIEVE meeting) a meeting was organized to review the  Elimination of Viral Hepatitis in Romania: lessons learnt and the way forward
  • at this very moment we are in Hanoi (July 2018, Hanoi, Vietnam): to review Prevention and control of hepatitis B with  combined vaccines, and timely birth dose vaccination in Asian countries.
  • And later this year we will meet with Russian experts to take stock of the way Russia is controlling, managing and preventing viral hepatitis (October, 2018; Moscow, Russia).

News - Hepatitis C Elimination in Europe. European Policy Guidelines of the Hepatitis B and C Public Policy Association

In collaboration with VHPB and other leading experts in the field, the Hepatitis B&C Public Policy Association has developed concrete policy recommendations and actions to be taken at national level to implement the Elimination Manifesto and to contribute to the elimination of HCV by 2030.


News - Pediatric Vaccines and Vaccinations. A European Textbook.

This book aims to provide information on the current vaccines that are used in childhood immunizations programs in Europe and the principles which underlie them. The textbook is destined to “vaccinologists” and European and other pediatricians and practitioners who deal with vaccines and vaccinations and will hopefully be used in the curriculum.

Editors: Vesikari, Timo, Van Damme, Pierre (Eds.)


Older news items can be found in the news archive.