WHO CC for Viral Hepatitis

Through the epidemiological analysis of large health datasets, we provide government, health agencies, peak bodies and researchers with the evidence base to develop and evaluate policy, strategy and programs that target the needs of people living with chronic hepatitis B and chronic hepatitis C.

Current projects

National viral hepatitis mapping project

The National Viral Hepatitis Mapping Project aims to facilitate a comprehensive understanding of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and chronic hepatitis C (CHC) in Australia, by assessing geographic variation in prevalence, management, and treatment. This project informs targeted awareness and intervention campaigns localised to suit the needs of people living with CHB and CHC and those providing services.

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BBV STI surveillance and research programme: surveillance for hepatitis B indicators

The project aims to develop disease burden estimation and mathematical modelling approaches to inform the surveillance, monitoring and evaluation of progress towards achieving the objectives of the Second National Hepatitis B Strategy, reporting against Hepatitis B Indicators in the National Blood-borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections Surveillance and Monitoring Plan.

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Liver cancer prevention: linking viral hepatitis diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes

This data linkage project examines the burden of viral hepatitis and associated adverse outcomes in Victoria, and the uptake and effectiveness of interventions such as antiviral treatment and liver cancer surveillance of reducing the impact of these infections.

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Link-2-HepCare project

Link-2-HepCare is a translational research project that will design and evaluate a data-driven, systematic approach to the prioritisation and follow-up of hepatitis B and C cases, to support early linkage to care and reduce the incidence of liver cancer.

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Victorian perinatal research project

This project aims to comprehensively describe the current status of mother to child transmission of hepatitis B elimination efforts in Victoria, using quantitative and qualitative analyses and assessing all aspects of the health care system.

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