The number of deaths related to HBV in Africa might double by 2050 unless steps are taken now to treat Hepatitis B

Prevention of HBV MTCT

This preliminary study is funded by ANRS France and aims to collect data on mother-to-child transmission of HBV in Senegal, West Africa.

We are going to screen 2,000 mothers and their 14 weeks old children in Senegal, one of the most endemic countries for HBV in Africa, where the HBV birth dose vaccine is now provided for free by the Senegalese ministry of health since January 2016. HBV screening will target 14 weeks old children and their mothers visiting postnatal services to receive the additional vaccines as part of the Expanded Programme of Immunization.

ArrowPrincipal investigators

ProfCoumba Toure Kane Studies Prof. Coumba Toure-Kane (IRESSEF-Dakar, Senegal)

DrMaud Lemoine Studies Dr Maud Lemoine (Imperial College London, UK)