To protect health care workers from the consequences of occupational exposure to hepatitis B virus (HBV), the world’s second most potent carcinogen, the National Department of Health of Papua New Guinea (PNG) and partners including WHO and AusAID launched a health care worker vaccination programme on 19 February 2013.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is optimistic the Western Pacific Region will reach its milestone of reducing the prevalence of hepatitis B infection to less than 2% among children of at least 5 years of age by 2012.
The World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pacific Region marked this year’s World Hepatitis Day (28 July 2012) by celebrating the remarkable achievements in fighting hepatitis B while pledging to expand efforts to control the other hepatitis viruses.
A neonatologist’s perspective on translating vaccination policy into the practice of providing essential newborn care.
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