Recent publications

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List of VHPB publications online available

A hepatitis-free future: strategy first, then pricing.
Heidi Larson, Pierre Van Damme & David FitzSimons
Lancet Infect Dis & 2016, 16(4):399-400. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(16)00126-2.
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

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 - European action plan on Viral Hepatitis adopted by the 66th Session of the WHO Regional Committee

At the Sixty-sixth Session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe (RC66), the 53 Members States of the WHO European Region have unanimously adopted the first ever "Action plan for the health sector response to Viral Hepatitis in the WHO European Region”, and endorsed the resolution EUR/RC66/R10 to adopt the action plan:

Many Member States and WHO partners have voiced their support through strong statements of support at RC66.

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News - International Viral Hepatitis Elimination Meeting 2016

The 3rd International Meeting on Elimination of Viral Hepatitis 2016 will be held from 2 - 3 December 2016 at the West Indisch Huis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The field of viral hepatitis treatment is undergoing major changes and is on the verge of a paradigm shift. The introduction of Direct Acting Antivirals are providing great hopes for:

  • decreasing the burden of disease,
  • simplifying treatment and, ultimately,
  • the elimination of viral Hepatitis.
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News - 28 July 2016 World Hepatitis Day

28 July is World Hepatitis Day. The 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 - ECDC highlights the goal of eliminating viral hepatitis as a public health by 2030 on World Hepatitis Day

On the occasion of World Hepatitis Day, ECDC launches 2014 surveillance data on hepatitis B and C in Europe.

The data show a greater disease burden for hepatitis C compared with hepatitis B across Europe: numbers and notification rates for HCV are nearly twice as high as those of hepatitis B.

New ECDC technical outputs:

• Annual epidemiological report: Surveillance data on Hepatitis B 
• Annual epidemiological report: Surveillance data on hepatitis C
• Epidemiological assessment of Hepatitis B and C among migrants

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News - ELPA launches Hep-CORE study in advance of World Hepatitis Day

ELPA Launches Hep-CORE Study in Advance of World Hepatitis Day:

Preliminary data from patient groups raise concerns about responses to HBV and HCV in Europe

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