Hepatitis B

Towards Elimination of Viral Hepatitis by 2030

Viral hepatitis—particularly hepatitis B and C—has been regarded as the silent killer for decades. However, with some vital progress now made, 2016 could be a turning point for the global prevention and control of viral hepatitis infection.
 
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Beyond Ebola, keeping patients and health workers safe

Dr Doussou Touré arrives for work at Coléah Medical Centre. She washes her hands from a bucket set up in front of the building, proceeds to a screening area where her temperature is checked and recorded and only then enters the bustling facility that she supervises.
 
“Ebola is under control now, but we try to keep up the infection prevention and control systems that were put in place during the outbreak,” Dr Touré says, pointing to several sturdy, brightly-coloured bins, each one designated for the disposal of varying waste matter.
 
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Vaccine in National Immunization Programme Update

WHO, UNICEF, and partners, are in regular dialogue with countries to support effective preparations.

Click here to access the downloadable PowerPoint file from the WHO website or simply click on the image below to read updates on vaccine in national immunization programmes.

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DE PLUS EN PLUS DE MÉDICAMENTS ET VACCINS EN RUPTURE DE STOCK

Le constat est alarmant. Selon l’Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament (ANSM), entre 2008 et 2014, les ruptures d’approvisionnement des médicaments ont été multipliées par 10 et, d’après Le Parisien, le phénomène s’aggrave de plus en plus rapidement. En effet, selon Issam Bouha, un pharmacien de Clamart cité par le quotidien, depuis mai, "300 médicaments s'affichent en rupture de stock sur les listings des fournisseurs".
 
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12,000 Sydney dental patients may have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis

About 12,000 dental patients in Sydney are at risk of having contracted HIV or other blood-borne viruses after an investigation found equipment has not been sterilised and cleaned properly in practices across the city.
 
NSW Health has confirmed six dentists have had their registration suspended and one dentist’s practice has been closed after patient complaints in November and December last year led to the discovery of breaches in infection control.
 
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PIQÛRE DE RAPPEL : LA VACCINATION SAUVE 3 MILLIONS DE PERSONNES PAR AN !

Régulièrement, certains vaccins sont mis sur la sellette et font la une des journaux. Dans notre pays où les grandes épidémies meurtrières ne sont plus d’actualité, on tend à oublier ce qu’a apporté et ce qu’apporte encore la vaccination. Ainsi, il n’est pas inutile de rappeler que « les vaccins sauvent chaque année 3 millions de vies dont la moitié d'enfants »
 
Vaccination : attention aux messages anti-vaccins !
État des lieux de la vaccination en France et dans le monde
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De la pénurie à la controverse, le point sur la vaccination en France

Les difficultés d’approvisionnement depuis plusieurs mois de certains vaccins pédiatriques, couplées à des décisions de justice médiatisées et à une pétition relayée par les réseaux sociaux ont relancé le débat sur la vaccination des jeunes enfants en France. Vaccins obligatoires ou recommandés, en pénurie, critiqués… Le point sur une question sensible.
 
Quels vaccins sont obligatoires ou recommandés ?
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Mexico suspends infant vaccines after two babies die and 29 fall ill

Mexico’s public health system has suspended infant vaccines and begun an investigation after two babies died and 29 became ill in an impoverished community in southern Mexico.
 
The Mexican institute for social security says six of the 29 babies are in grave condition after receiving vaccinations for tuberculosis, rotavirus and hepatitis B.
 
The cause of the adverse reactions is not known, the institute said Sunday.
 
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World Immunization Week: A boy in a remote Ethiopian village gets his first shots

Nyabel Both lives in a remote village in the Gambella region of Ethiopia, where common childhood diseases like malaria, tuberculosis and diarrhea are a constant threat.
 
Yet Nyabel has managed something wonderful: Her one-year-old son has been vaccinated for measles, polio, tuberculosis, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, Hepatitis B and Haemophilus influenzae—in other words, she has fully immunized her child.
 
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Janssen looks to Ichor's electroporation delivery system for hep B jab

San Diego biotech Ichor Medical Systems stands to earn up to $85 million, plus royalties, if its new partnership with Johnson & Johnson's ($JNJ) Janssen hits the right notes.

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