Expanded programme on immunization


Western Pacific Regional Plan for Hepatitis B Control Through Immunization

Publication details

Publication date: 2007



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.