World Hepatitis Day 2017 calls for a reminder to all primary care providers of their vital role in Viral Hepatitis elimination in Australia

With the availability of effective vaccines and treatments for hepatitis B and a cure for hepatitis C, the elimination of viral hepatitis is achievable and this is the theme of World Hepatitis Day 2017.
With close to half a million Australians living with chronic hepatitis B and C, it is likely there is someone who attends your practice living with hepatitis. It is vital for primary care providers to know the risk factors, test and diagnose people living with hepatitis, to enable treatment to start early enough to halt serious liver damage. Read more

 Pictured: One of the resource tools for tracking our progress: The Third National Hepatitis B Mapping Project Report contains updated estimates for 2014/2015 on the prevalence, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of hepatitis B at the Primary Health Network level.
Find out how these estimates can be used to judge the progress Australia has made towards the National Hepatitis B Strategy 2014-2017 targets.