Prevention and control of
viral hepatitis
Proposed global hepatitis
strategy
Agenda item 2(c)
62nd Session of the WHO Regi...
Hepatitis has long been a silent epidemic:
High death toll – low awareness
 2000  2013
Data Source: Global Burden of Dis...
New global developments
• New, effective and better
tolerated treatment
• Increasing global awareness
and commitment to ac...
Global hepatitis strategy:
Key effective interventions are known
• Hepatitis B vaccination (including birth-dose)
• Safe i...
Global hepatitis strategy: Targets
• Proposed impact targets (by 2030)
• Supported by coverage targets for key interventio...
Proposed way forward in the Region
• Regional action plan for WHO and countries
• Tailored action in countries
(guided by ...
Thank You!
http://www.emro.who.int/health-topics/hepatitis/index.html
Prevention and control of viral hepatitis Proposed g...
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Prevention and control of viral hepatitis : proposed global hepatitis strategy

Dr Gabriel Riedner, Regional Adviser, AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Published in: Health & Medicine      
Source: www.slideshare.net


Transcripts - Prevention and control of viral hepatitis : proposed global hepatitis strategy

  • 1. Prevention and control of viral hepatitis Proposed global hepatitis strategy Agenda item 2(c) 62nd Session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean 5–9 October 2015, Kuwait 1
  • 2. Hepatitis has long been a silent epidemic: High death toll – low awareness  2000  2013 Data Source: Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 (GBD 2013) Seattle, United States: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), 2014. 0 0.02 0.04 0.06 0.08 0.1 0.12 0.14 Malaria HIV TB Hepatitis Mortality in the Eastern Mediterranean Region Hepatitis C Hepatitis B Hepatitis A&E 0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1 1.2 1.4 1.6 1.8 Malaria HIV TB Hepatitis Millions Global mortality Prevention and control of viral hepatitis Proposed global hepatitis strategy 2
  • 3. New global developments • New, effective and better tolerated treatment • Increasing global awareness and commitment to action: – National plans and resources – Civil society engagement – Global partners – WHA 2014; Emerging call for hepatitis elimination; Global Hepatitis Strategy – SDGs Raquel Peck, World Hepatitis Alliance: “We have to drive down prices of treatment.” Prevention and control of viral hepatitis Proposed global hepatitis strategy 3
  • 4. Global hepatitis strategy: Key effective interventions are known • Hepatitis B vaccination (including birth-dose) • Safe injection practices and safe blood • Harm reduction for injecting drug users • Promotion of safe sexual behaviour • Hepatitis B treatment • Hepatitis C cure Prevention and control of viral hepatitis Proposed global hepatitis strategy 4
  • 5. Global hepatitis strategy: Targets • Proposed impact targets (by 2030) • Supported by coverage targets for key interventions 90% reduction in new cases of of chronic HBV and HCV infection 65% reduction in deaths from chronic HBV and HCV Intervention Baseline 2015 2020 2030 HBV vaccination HBV vacc. at birth 81% 38% 90% 50% 90% 90% Safe injection 5% 50% coverage 90% HBV treatment <1% 8 million treated (5m HBV, 3m HCV) 80% HCV treatment <1% 80% Prevention and control of viral hepatitis Proposed global hepatitis strategy 5
  • 6. Proposed way forward in the Region • Regional action plan for WHO and countries • Tailored action in countries (guided by national plans, based on analysis of disease burden and focus on most efficient investments) Prevention and control of viral hepatitis Proposed global hepatitis strategy 6
  • 7. Thank You! http://www.emro.who.int/health-topics/hepatitis/index.html Prevention and control of viral hepatitis Proposed global hepatitis strategy 7

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