Recent publications


List of VHPB publications online available

Prevalence of HBV and HCV among outpatients in the plovdiv region of Bulgaria,2010-2011
Kevorkyan A1, Teoharov P, Lernout T, Petrova N, Raycheva R, Ivanov I, van Damme P, Kojouharova M.

J Med Virol 2015,87:401-406.

A cohesive European policy for hepatitis B vaccination, are we there yet?
Lernout T, Hendrickx G, Vorsters A, Mosina L, Emiroglu N, Van Damme P.

Clin Microbiol Infect 2014,20 Suppl 5:19-24.

Recent newsletters


VHPB Newsletter

Burden and prevention of viral hepatitis in Arctic region
Vol. 21.1 - Mar/2012  Copenhagen, Denmark 808 Kb (.pdf)
Hepatitis B vaccination: a completed schedule...enough to control HBV lifelong?
Vol. 20.2 - Nov/2011  Milan, Italy 1,055 Kb (.pdf)
Burden and prevention of viral hepatitis in Bulgaria
Vol. 20.1 - Mar/2011  Sofia, Bulgaria 1,507 Kb (.pdf)

News - 2015 World Hepatitis Summit

World Hepatitis Summit

From 2-4 September, the World Hepatitis Summit was held in order to upscale the world’s response to hepatitis and to address the need for a global forum to examine public health approaches to the disease. The Summit is a joint World Health Organization (WHO) and World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA).

The Summit resulted in the Glasgow Declaration on Hepatitis.


News - 2015 World hepatitis Day July 28

July 28th World Hepatitis Day

The VHPB endorses the World hepatitis day on 28 July. Therefor we would like to invite you to visit the website of the related organisation who are active today in raising awareness about viral hepatitis, and  urge policy-makers, health workers and the public to act now to prevent infection and death from hepatitis.


News - 2015 EASL Recommendations on Treatment of Hepatitis C

EASL Recommendations on Treatment of Hepatitis C 2015

In 2015, EASL released updated recommendations on treatment of hepatitis C. These recommendations are intended to assist physicians and other healthcare providers, as well as patients and other interested individuals, in the clinical decision-making process by describing the optimal management of patients with acute and chronic hepatitis C infections.


News - 2014 WHO issues its first hepatitis C treatment guidelines

WHO issues its first hepatitis C treatment guidelines

These are the first guidelines dealing with hepatitis C treatment produced by the World Health Organization (WHO) and complement existing guidance on the prevention and transmission of bloodborne viruses, including HCV. They are intended for policy-malers, government officials and other working in low- and middleincome countries who are developing programmes for the screening, care and treatment of persons with HCV infection.


News - 2014 Resolution on Viral Hepatitis

World Health Assembly adopted resolution on hepatitis

On May 22 2014, the World Health Assembly adopted a resolution to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of viral hepatitis.