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Hep B Birth Dose in the African Region (Coalition for Global Hepatitis Elimination)
August 2 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am EDT
Hep B birth dose in the African region: Bridging Science and Advocacy to Eliminate Mother-to-Child Transmission of Hep B
August 2 (8 – 10 AM)
This World Hepatitis Day (WHD), the Coalition for Global Hepatitis Elimination (CGHE) seeks to highlight the continued urgency of implementing Hep B birth dose and showcase progress in HepB birth dose policy development, research, and advocacy. CGHE will convene a virtual session of the HepB Birth Dose Community of Practice to discuss recent developments and current priorities for accelerating access to HepB birth dose vaccine.
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- Remarks from Dr. Henry Njuguna and Dr. John Ward, Coalition for Global Hepatitis Elimination
- Remarks from Dr. Julien Kabore, WHO AFRO
- Brief presentation on setting the stage
- Newly released 2021 HepB birth dose coverage
- Overview of status of HepB birth dose policies
Highlights in policy development
- Presentation from Uganda NITAG on new HepB birth dose recommendation (latest country to develop policy)
- Remarks from Malawi Ministry of Health—developments in HepB birth dose planning, need for Gavi support
Highlights in research
- Presentation from Dr. Shevanthi Nayagam: Announcing a new study to determine the effectiveness of HepB birth dose vaccine (sponsored by Gavi)
- Presentation from Dr. Yusuke Shimakawa
- Presentation from PROLIFICA
Highlights in advocacy
- Report on CGHE initiative to fund civil society HepB birth dose campaigns
- Presentation from Hepatitis Alliance of Ghana
- Presentation from Hepatitis Aid Organization (Uganda)
- Other organizations
- What needs to be done in 2022-2023 to support countries in adopting HepB birth dose policies?
- What are research priorities for informing HepB-BD implementation?
- What new partners can be engaged in promoting HepB birth dose?
- What advocacy messages have been most effective to date?