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

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

A key aspect of Australia’s National Hepatitis B Strategy 2014-2017 is the identification of specific measurable aims and targets, including increasing the proportion of people living with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) who have been diagnosed, increasing treatment uptake in those affected, and reducing the burden of attributable morbidity and mortality associated with the disease.

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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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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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