To prevent the transmission of HBV and HCV and to reinforce the prevention of the transmission of viruses B and C during acts at risk - Burundi
Health outcomes additional info
Contribute to the elimination of viral hepatitis B and C viruses by 2030 as a serious threat to public health in Burundi.
Performance target additional info
- Reduce new HBV and HCV infections by 30% by 2022
- Reduce the prevalence of chronic HBV and HCV infections by 30% by 2022
- Reduce mortality related to viral hepatitis by 10% by 2022
Summary and objectives
The core program of interventions and services for the prevention of viral hepatitis B and C includes basic interventions: immunization, particularly against hepatitis B virus; universal precautions and the safety of injections, products blood and surgical operations; prevention of mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B virus; harm reduction services for people who inject drugs. Interventions to prevent the sexual transmission of hepatitis B and hepatitis C are important for some populations. Hepatitis prevention interventions also have broader positive health effects, for example prevention of HIV, sexually transmitted diseases and other blood-borne infections. To reduce the incidence of hepatitis, the aim is to raise awareness among the general public, but also and above all to reach out to the groups most at risk to reduce the risk of infections. An important part is devoted to training and education.