Hepatitis B can be prevented though vaccination. View resources on implementing birth dose vaccination and strengthening routine immunization. A section on training, communication and assessment tools has been added and will be further developed.
Measuring chronic infection rates among vaccinated cohorts is critical for monitoring the impact of vaccination programmes. The Western Pacific Region has accumulated valuable resources and experience in conducting hepatitis B serosurveys for monitoring the status of hepatitis B control.
The Region has established a standard process to verify if countries have met regional hepatitis B control goals. The Western Pacific Region has developed guidelines and instructions for country verification of achieving regional hepatitis B control goals.