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28 July 2020 - World Hepatitis Day
Check out some articles recently published by our PROLIFICA researchers at Imperial College London:
Strengthening vaccine confidence during the COVID-19 pandemic: A new opportunity for global hepatitis B virus elimination: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhep.2020.06.008
Progress towards elimination goals for viral hepatitis: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41575-020-0332-6
PROLIFICA team member at Imperial College London, Dr Shevanthi Nayagam, has worked with the WHO to launch their HBV PMTCT guidelines on World Hepatitis Day 2020. Shevanthi has contributed to the cost-effectiveness modelling of the guidelines. You can read more about the launch here: https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/978-92-4-000270-8
27 July 2020
Ahead of World Hepatitis Day Dr Maud Lemoine has contributed to a new Viewpoint published in Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology. The Viewpoint addresses progress made towards the elimination of viral hepatitis as a global health threat as we head towards the 2030 deadline set by the World Health Organization. Dr Lemoine discusses the importance of sustainable funding and the need for simplified diagnostic and treatment algorithms based on inexpensive tests that can be implemented easily in rural areas. You can read more here: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41575-020-0332-6.
18 June 2020
Dr Shevanthi Nayagam and Dr Maud Lemoine have contributed their expertise to the AfraVIH Book launched on 18 June 2020. The book reviews current developments in the fields of HIV, hepatitis and sexual health and more than 190 French-speaking experts in 17 countries have contributed to the publication. For over 10 years AfraVIH have been working to bring together French-speaking healthcare professionals involved in HIV and chronic viral infection research.