WHO CC for Viral Hepatitis

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WHO surveillance and laboratory capacity building

The WHO Collaborating Centre for Viral Hepatitis works in partnership with the WHO in moving towards viral hepatitis elimination in our region and globally. In conjunction with the designation as a Collaborating Centre and as a WHO Regional Reference Laboratory for Viral Hepatitis in 2010, the Centre assists the WHO Headquarters and WPRO Office with advice and support for approaches to the prevention and management of viral hepatitis, and provides reference testing for samples collected as part of national serosurveys conducted across WPRO. Learn more

 

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. Learn more

 

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. Learn more

 

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. Learn more

 

Coordinated Hepatitis responses to Enhance the Cascade of Care by optimising existing Surveillance systems (CHECCS)

CHECCS is a pilot program that has been funded by the Eliminate Hepatitis C Australia Partnership (EC Australia). Utilising Victoria's existing surveillance system and public health data environment, CHECCS aims to improve the delivery of care to Victorians living with chronic viral hepatitis by identifying people who have been diagnosed with viral hepatitis but have no evidence of follow-up testing or treatment. Learn more

 

Hepatitis and liver cancer outcomes in general practice – an intervention collaboration (HepLOGIC)

HepLOGIC aims to improve the identification and care of people at risk of liver cancer in general practice. Central to the project is a pilot and feasibility study to test a digital clinical decision-support system that uses data from general practice records to prompt risk-based testing and support the clinical care of people living with chronic viral hepatitis.  Learn more

 

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. Learn more

 

Operational guide to assist countries in collecting monitoring and evaluation indicators for viral hepatitis

This project aims to catalyse global viral hepatitis elimination efforts by developing an operational manual to guide national approaches to collecting, utilizing and analysing strategic information for focused action in the WPRO and SEARO regions. Learn more

 

Victorian Hepatitis B Alliance

The Victorian Hepatitis B Alliance (VHBA) is an independent, multi-disciplinary community of practice that aims to build momentum behind the Victorian response to hepatitis B. Learn more

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Victorian enhanced viral hepatitis surveillance project

The Enhanced Surveillance Project aimed to strengthen the Victorian public health response to chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C notifications, by increasing clinician awareness and engagement, improving care and prevention access for those diagnosed, and identifying cases of chronic viral hepatitis with potential public health significance. Learn more

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