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Elimination of Viral Hepatitis in Romania: lessons learnt and the way forward (VHPB - ACHIEVE)

May 17, 2018 - Bucharest, Romania

Meeting objectives:

  • Provide an overview of the current viral hepatitis situation in Romania:  surveillance systems, epidemiology, screening, burden, prevention and the cascade of care
  • Discuss the development, the implementation  of a National hepatitis plan.
  • Assess the needs to achieve the goal of eliminating viral hepatitis as a major public health threat by 2030 as set out in the WHO Global Strategy and WHO Europe Action Plan, building on the UN Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDG) commitments.
  • Discuss successes, issues and barriers to overcome, and the way forward.

Background document - 1.6Mb (.pdf)

Thursday 17 May

SESSION 1: OPENING AND OBJECTIVES
Chairs: Tatjana Reic – Cora Pop 

08:30 – 08:50 Welcome and opening of the meeting  - 1.5Mb (.pdf)

SESSION 2: THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IN ROMANIA

08:50 - 09:10 Introduction in the health care system of Romania - 447Kb (.pdf)
Florentina Furtunescu

SESSION 3: CURRENT HEPATITIS SITUATION 

09:10 - 09:30 Overview of surveillance system and the epidemiology of hepatitis B & C - ...699Kb (.pdf)
Odette Popovici

09:30 - 09:50 Disease Burden in Romania: chronic viral hepatitis and liver disease in Romania - 3.1Mb (.pdf)
Adrian Streinu Cercel

09:50 - 10:10 Hepatitis case finding – Screening programmes and cascade of care  in Romania - 809Kb (.pdf)
Cora Pop

10:10 - 10:30 Hepatitis in Risk groups - 1.1Mb (.pdf)
Simona Ruta

10:30 – 10:50 Question and discussion

SESSION 4: PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF VIRAL HEPATITIS 
Chairs: Antons Mozalevskis - Adrian Streinu Cercel 

11:15 – 11:35 Hepatitis B Vaccination programs in Romania - 459Kb (.pdf)
Alexandru Rafila and Adriana Pistol

11:35 - 11:55 Treatment guidelines – Treatment access - 244Kb (.pdf)
Oliviu Pascu

11:55 - 12:15 Prevention and control activities by Civil society and patient organisation - 1.6Mb (.pdf)
Marinela Debu and Marian Ursan

12:15 - 12:30 Questions and discussion

SESSION 5: GROUPS DISCUSSION -  WHAT ARE THE NEEDS TO ELIMINATE VIRAL HEPATITIS BY 2030 
Chairs: Pierre Van Damme - Miljana Grbic

13:30– 13:50 National Hepatitis plan - Romania
Cora Pop

13:50 – 15:20 Groups discussion:  Assess the needs to achieve the WHO’s Regional office for Europe- targets for elimination viral hepatitis in Romania by 2030

Group I - 293Mb (.pdf)

Group II - 370Kb (.pdf)

 

15:20 – 15:30 Wrap up of the meeting  

Meeting summary report 

 

 

 

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