Surveillance, prevention and control of infectious diseases in Latvia (National program)

Surveillance, prevention and control of infectious diseases in Latvia (National program)

Virus targets
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
Type
Technical assistance
Testing and treatment implementation
Setting
National
Other targets
HIV
Syphillis
Tuberculosis
Phase
Active
Health outcomes
Incidence
WHO region
European Region
Country
Latvia
Key interventions
Hepatitis B Vaccination
Injection safety and infection control
Persons who inject drugs: Medication assisted therapy
Prevention mother-child transmission
Strategic data analysis
Screening and diagnosis
Treatment (direct or referral)
Target population
All ages
Household contact(s)
Incarcerated populations (current and former)
Infants (less than one year of age)
Newborn (born in last 30 days)
Occupations with possible exposure
Persons who inject drugs
Pregnant women
Sexual contact(s)
Performance target
Care cascade: HBV testing
Care cascade: HCV testing
Harm reduction (access to safe injection equipment for persons who inject drugs)
Hepatitis B vaccination coverage
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Performance target additional info

≥95% coverage of hepatitis B vaccination of infant by 2020; ≤ 3,5 incidence rate of acute hepatitis B per 100,000 population by 2020; ≤35 incidence rate of TB per 100,000 population by 2020; ≤4 incidence rate of syphilis per 100,000 population by 2020

Summary and objectives

Work which is carried out in the mentioned areas is based on regulatory framework governing surveillance, prevention and control of infectious diseases and national development planning documents: “Public Health Strategy” 2014-2020, "Action Plan for Prevention of HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Hepatitis B and C, 2018-2020", “Maternal and Child Health Improvement Plan 2018-2020”.

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