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:


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.



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.




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.



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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News - Updated WHO Guidelines for the screening, care and treatment of persons with chronic hepatitis C infection (April 2016)

The updated WHO Guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations
for the treatment of persons with hepatitis C infection
using, where possible, all-oral combinations of direct-acting antivirals (DAAs).

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News - May is Hepatitis Awareness Month

In the United States, May is Hepetatis Awareness Month.
The 19th of May is Hepatitis Testing Day.

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News - Report on Innovative Financing into Hepatitis B and C Prevention and Treatment in Low and Middle Income Countries.

VHPB launches report on Innovative Financing into Hep B and C Prevention and Treatment.

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News - Presentations Ljublana Meeting 'Highlight underserved for screening, prevention and treatment of viral hepatitis B and C in Europe'

The presentations of the VHPB meeting in Ljublana on 10 and 11 March 2016 on: 'Highlight underserved for screening, prevention and treatment of viral hepatitis B and C in Europe' are online.


News - ELPA launches Hepatitis B and C - An Action Plan for Saving Lives in Europe

Hepatitis B and C - An Action Plan for Saving Lives in Europe

Over the past four decades, we have seen a significant increase in people across Europe being affected by hepatitis B and C; both serious, asymptomatic, infectious diseases that kill around 120,000 people in Europe every year.1 In response to this, a large body of work has been produced over the past three years, giving information and recommendations on how to address the burden of the disease.