The National Strategy for Viral Hepatitis B and C 2023-2030 (NSVH) focuses on strengthening existing preventive services for viral hepatitis B and C and further expand the coverage of diagnostics and treatment services to the communities.
Transmission of Hepatitis B and C transmission is halted and everyone has access to safe, affordable, and effective prevention, care and treatment services.
Eliminate viral Hepatitis B and C as a major public health threat by 2030.
The national strategic plan is expected to achieve the following impact targets for Nepal by 2030:
- 90% reduction of new cases of chronic viral Hepatitis B and C by 2030.
- 65% reduction of viral Hepatitis B and C deaths by 2030.
Hepatitis B vaccination program
- Ensure all new-borns receives a birth dose of Hepatitis B vaccine as soon as possible following birth.
- Ensure universal coverage of the Hep B vaccine for children.
- Ensure Hepatitis B immunization of all healthcare workers
- Ensure Hepatitis B vaccination for priority populations
Prevention of mother to child transmission of viral hepatitis
- Ensure all pregnant mothers receive Hepatitis B service as part of PMTCT/ ANC service package.
Harm Reduction Program
- Improved health services to prevent viral hepatitis transmission among PWIDs and PLHIV
- Increased awareness regarding Viral Hepatitis among the key populations
Ensure availability of safe blood products.
Strengthen Infection Control Practices
- Strengthen government commitment and policies that ensure infection control practices
- Strengthen infection control at all levels of health care.
Diagnosis and treatment
- Strengthen diagnostic services for viral hepatitis
- Strengthen case management for viral Hepatitis
- Establishing private public partnership and community-based models of service delivery
SURVEILLANCE, MONITORING AND EVALUATION
- Strengthening M&E and surveillance systems for viral hepatitis.
- Strengthening the capacity of laboratories for surveillance activities
GOVERNENCE AND IMPLEMENTATION STRUCTURE
- Steering Committee
- Technical Working Group
- Hepatitis Unit (NCASC)
Community engagement to improve diagnostic and treatment services on Hepatitis
Priority population for Viral Hepatitis B and C infection
- People Living with HIV (PLHIV)
- Person who inject intravenous drugs (PWID)
- Sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender and migrants
- Prisoners and previously incarcerated persons
- Health-care workers
- Patients on haemodialysis
- Patient with chronic liver disease
- Recipients of blood transfusion prior to the introduction of HCV screening of blood and blood products
- Patient with conditions requiring multiple blood transfusion
- Persons who have received surgical or dental interventions or received tattoo/piercing in unsterile setting
- Pregnant women.
- COP28: Summary of the initiatives and financial commitments for climate and health
- COP28 UAE Climate and Health Declaration: Putting Health at the Heart of the Climate Agenda
- Guiding Principles for Financing Climate and Health Solutions
- Global health community calls for urgent action on climate and health at COP28
- Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) Youth Forum 2024
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