National Hepatitis Elimination Profiles
On World Hepatitis Day, the Coalition for Global Hepatitis Elimination announced the launch of an initiative to develop National Hepatitis Elimination Profiles for 30 high-burden countries. Developed in collaboration with local stakeholders, the profiles comprehensively assess the status of hepatitis elimination and will be a critical resource for country and global program planning, advocacy, and resource mobilization efforts.
In 2020, The Coalition for Global Hepatitis Elimination developed data dashboards for over 190 countries. The dashboard provide data available globally to monitor vaccination coverage, access to affordable therapies and progress towards hepatitis elimination goals. Working with local partners, the National Hepatitis Elimination Profiles build on the dashboards by collecting additional data available locally and translating the data into advocacy tools for policy development, resource mobilization, and greater commitments to the 2030 goals for hepatitis elimination.
1. Bring together key data to assess status of hepatitis elimination efforts:
- Hepatitis burden
- Implementation of hepatitis prevention, testing and treatment services
- Policy development
- Health equity for key populations
2. Assess progress toward program targets and health outcome goals
3. Highlight achievements, challenges, and feasible next steps
The profiles are also meant to be dynamic and will continue to be updated as new information is shared.
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Funding for this N-HEP was provided by Gilead Sciences. The Coalition for Global Hepatitis Elimination retained final control over the content.
In total, profiles for 30 countries will be developed. To be alerted when new National Hepatitis Elimination Profiles are posted, sign-up for the Coalition newsletter here or email the Coalition at globalhep [at] taskforce.org,
This profile was developed with input from CAITE, the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver, and Action Hepatitis Canada.
This profile was developed with input from Dr. Imam Waked, Professor Wahid Doss, Professor Gamal Esmat, Professor Manal Hamdy El-Sayed, and Amr Fahmy. The Coalition thanks Professor Sameera Ezzat and Dr. Mohamed Hassany for their review.
This profile was developed with input from Dr. Hailemichael Desalegn and Hanna Aberra from St. Paul’s Millenium Hospital, Dr. Mengistu Erkie from the Ethiopia Gastroenterology Association, and Mr. Wegene Adugna from the Ministry of Health.
The Coalition thanks the Georgia Scientific Committee, Technical Advisory Group, US CDC, Georgian Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labour, Health and Social Affairs and the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health for their support in development of this profile.
This profile was developed in collaboration with Dr. Atsu Seake-Kwawu (Ghana Health Service), Dr. Charles Adjei (Ghana Hepatitis Alliance), Dr. Lewis Roberts (Mayo Clinic), Theobald Owusu- Ansah and Richard Laryea (Ghana Hepatitis Foundation), Dr. Kafui Senya (WHO), and Dr. Yvonne Nartey (Cape Coast University).
This profle was developed in collaboration with Prof. Alessandro Zanetti of the University of Milan, Dr. Paolo Bonanni of the University of Florence, Dr. Loreta Kondili of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità in Rome, Dr. Felice Nava of the FeDerSERD (Federazione Italiana degli Operatori dei Dipartimenti e dei Servizi delle Dipendenze), the Italian Society for the Study of the Liver, in particular Prof. Alessio Agehmo, Mr. Ivan Gardini of the EpaC Association, Dr. Antonio Craxi of University of Palermo, Sicily HCV Network, and Prof Massimo Andreoni of the Italian Society of Infectious and Tropical Diseases.
This profile was developed with input from Dr. Huma Qureshi, the National Viral Hepatitis Focal Point, Dr. Saeed Hamid from Aga Khan University, and Parsa Trust.
This profile was developed in collaboration with Dr. Rui Marinho and the Ministry of Health with input from Rotary Club.
The Coalition thanks Andrew Scheibe (TB/HIV Care), Kgomotso Vilakazi-Nhlapo (National Department of Health), Mark Sonderup (University of Cape Town), Nishi Prabdial-Sing (National Institute for Communicable Diseases), and Wendy Spearman (University of Cape Town) for their review and feedback.
This profile was developed in collaboration with the Alliance for the Elimination of Viral Hepatitis in Spain, especially Javier Garcia-Samaniego, IS Global at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health, especially Jeff Lazarus and Camila Picchio, Maria Buti, and ASSCAT, especially Teresa Casanovas for their review and feedback
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This profile was developed in collaboration with Dr. Philip Bruggmann, Swiss Hepatitis, and Dr. Francesco Negro for their review and feedback on the development of this National Hepatitis Elimination Profile.
This profile was developed with input from American Association for the Study of the Liver (AASLD), the Hepatitis B Foundation, the National Association of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD), the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR), and US CDC.