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

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, and eliminate the stigma of hepatitis B, 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. The project will also develop educational videos and materials in Tibetan to raise public awareness in the large ethnic communities in the province.

Location

Qinghai Province, China

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