Coalition to Eradicate Viral Hepatitis in Asia Pacific (CEVHAP)

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Coalition to Eradicate Viral Hepatitis in Asia Pacific (CEVHAP)

Virus
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
Type
Prevention implemention
Setting
Regional
Phase
Active
WHO region
Eastern Mediterranean Region
South-East Asia Region
Western Pacific Region
Country
Singapore
Key interventions
Community mobilization
Target population
Adults (> 19 years of age)
All ages
Blood transfusion recipients
Household contact(s)
Incarcerated populations (current and former)
Men who have sex with men
Occupations with possible exposure
Persons who inject drugs
Pregnant women
Sexual contact(s)
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Health outcomes additional info

Improved health access by people with viral hepatitis

Performance target additional info

Support for the development of an enabling environment for eradicating viral hepatitis

Summary and objectives

The Coalition to Eradicate Viral Hepatitis in Asia Pacific (CEVHAP) is working to reduce the significant health, individual, social and economic burden of viral hepatitis in the Asia Pacific region

Our vision is for a region with:
✓ strong viral hepatitis policies and national strategies
✓ widespread public awareness about viral hepatitis
✓ no viral hepatitis transmission
✓ affordable access to hepatitis treatment and care for all those who need it

The past nine years since its inception CEVHAP’s has seen considerable progress towards a coordinated response to control viral hepatitis globally, including the launch of regional strategies for both WHO Western Pacific Region and WHO South East Asian region. CEVHAP has contributed much to these achievements by way of policy advocacy, technical advice to WHO and more recently to the substance and content of the regional strategies themselves.

Given the changes in hepatitis-related activity at all levels, CEVHAP is responding by broadening its partner and stakeholder base, and advocating for implementation plans at the national level backed by appropriate funding. While strategies exist in many countries, these must now be put into action to achieve the WHO goal to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030. We recognise that successful initiatives in high-prevalence countries such as China, India and Pakistan will be paramount if eventual eradication is to become reality. Where strategies for the development of viral hepatitis initiatives do not exist within countries, support needs to be made available.

All programs and initiatives proposed link back to CEVHAP’s Strategic Plan 2017-¬2021, attached.

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