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Gansu Province Healthcare Workers and Pregnant Women Hepatitis B Education and Training, Stanford Asian Liver Center, Gansu CDC, Gansu Provincial Health Department, Maternal and Child Health Hospital of Gansu Province, China CDC

Gaps in pregnant women awareness and inadequate healthcare workers knowledge and practices led to missed opportunities to eliminate mother to child transmission of hepatitis B and early diagnosis, care and treatment of chronic hepatitis B to prevent disease progression leading to liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. The aim of this project is to increase the capacity of the health system of Gansu province to improve hepatitis B prevention, control and medical management with the goal of developing a sustainable public health program that could be scaled up across the province. With a concerted effort that include healthcare workers training using an online course developed by the Asian Liver Center, and routine hepatitis B education of all pregnant women and especially those tested hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) positive, the project aims to reduce the transmission and incidence of chronic hepatitis B, ensure all pregnant women were tested for HBsAg, newborns received timely vaccination, and newborns to HBsAg positive mother received hepatitis B immune globulin plus hepatitis B vaccine within 12 hours of birth to prevent perinatal transmission, and tested after completing the vaccination series to make sure they are protected

Location

Gansu Province, China

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