Global prevalence, treatment, and prevention of hepatitis B virus infection in 2016: a modelling study

Razavi-Shearer D., Gamkrelidze I., Nguyen M. H., Chen D., Van Damme P., Abbas Z., ...More

LANCET GASTROENTEROLOGY & HEPATOLOGY, vol.3, no.6, pp.383-403, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background The 69th World Health Assembly approved the Global Health Sector Strategy to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030. Although no virological cure exists for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, existing therapies to control viral replication and prophylaxis to minimise mother-to-child transmission make elimination of HBV feasible. We aimed to estimate the national, regional, and global prevalence of HBsAg in the general population and in the population aged 5 years in 2016, as well as coverage of prophylaxis, diagnosis, and treatment.