Expanded programme on immunization

Western Pacific Regional Plan for Hepatitis B Control Through Immunization

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Publication date: 2007

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Summary

A regional plan for hepatitis B control through immunization was first published in January 2003, and later updated in December 2007. In September 2005, the Western Pacific Region became the first WHO Region to set a time-bound goal of reducing chronic HBV infection rates to less than 2% among five-year-old children by 2012. For countries to achieve that goal, key programmatic strategies and indicators are detailed in this regional plan.