We estimate that China prevented 28 million people from acquiring chronic hepatitis B infection and 5 million people from dying from complications related to hepatitis B infection between 1992 and 2014. Now the Regional Action Plan for Viral Hepatitis in the Western Pacific 2016-2020 encourages countries to adopt national hepatitis action plans and promotes an integrative approach to all types of hepatitis.
We are working on projects that raise awareness and encourage people to get tested by providing equipment for viral load testing.
We have developed national guidelines for hepatitis C as well as hepatitis B and D (delta). The national guidelines have been published as an important official policy document that enables doctors to diagnose and treat people with hepatitis.
We are leading much-needed research on viral hepatitis in Mongolia. This includes research on Mongolia's high superinfection rates of hepatitis B and D (delta). Providing new information for future generations, as well as treating people with hepatitis, gives me great motivation to work in this field.
Advocacy and awareness programmes such as our B Aware initiative enable people to better understand hepatitis B so that they are more familiar with the risk factors, know when to get tested and get access to effective treatment.
The establishment of the National Hepatitis Prevention and Control Program in the Philippines testifies to true collaboration between civil society and government. Through the Regional Action Plan for Viral Hepatitis in the Western Pacific 2016-2020, we will support the further roll-out of vaccination programmes, fast-tracking effective treatments for hepatitis B and C while working to simplify diagnosis.
Civil society is a channel for real demands from real people facing real issues- so that the people with hepatitis B can be seen and heard. Advocacy campaigns in China have changed the policy on employment discrimination against people with hepatitis B and the prices of hepatitis B medicine.
Whilst we have made significant efforts to combat hepatitis C in China, including creating better understanding of the disease, uncovering and finding many more patients, and raising the standard of treatment, there is still much more work that needs to be done to effectively eliminate it.
Pillars for the Regional Action Plan
- World Hepatitis Day Jackie Chan Video
- Hepatitis Vaccination in Asia
- "No Hep" Music Video-Hepatitis B Free Team
- World Hepatitis Day Webinar
- World Hepatitis Day Events
- WHO World Hepatitis Day Campaign
- WHO World Hepatitis Day Global Press Relase
- WHO World Hepatitis Day Key Messages
- WHO Hepatitis Infographic
- WHO World Hepatitis Day Factsheet
- WHO World Hepatitis Day Quiz
- WHO World Hepatitis Day Webstory
- Commitment to Elimination
- Previous World Hepatitis Day