Action plan for the health sector response to viral hepatitis in the WHO European Region (2017)


This first Action plan for viral hepatitis in the WHO European Region adapts the Global Health Sector Strategy on Viral Hepatitis, 2016–2021 to the context of the European Region.

The plan was developed through a participatory process, finalized and endorsed at the 66th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe, along with resolution EUR/RC66/R10. While the Action plan addresses all five hepatitis viruses, its major focus is on hepatitis B and C, given the high public health burden they represent in the Region.

The goal of the Action plan is elimination of viral hepatitis as a public health threat in the WHO European Region by 2030 through the reduction of transmission, morbidity and mortality due to viral hepatitis and its complications, and by ensuring equitable access to comprehensive prevention, recommended testing, care and treatment services for all.


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