Evaluation of policies and practices to prevent mother to child transmission of hepatitis B virus in China: results from China GAVI project final evaluation.

@article{Cui2013EvaluationOP,
  title={Evaluation of policies and practices to prevent mother to child transmission of hepatitis B virus in China: results from China GAVI project final evaluation.},
  author={Fuqiang Cui and Hui-ming Luo and Fuzhen Wang and H Zheng and Xiaohong Gong and Yuansheng Chen and Zhenhua Wu and Ning Miao and Mark Andrew Kane and Karen A. Hennessey and Stephen C. Hadler and Yvan J.F. Hutin and Xiaofeng Liang and Weizhong Yang},
  journal={Vaccine},
  year={2013},
  volume={31 Suppl 9},
  pages={J36-42}
}
BACKGROUND Mother to Child Transmission (MTCT) has remained a leading cause of HBV infection in China, accounting for 40% of total infections. Providing hepatitis B vaccine (HepB) to all infants within 24h of birth (Timely Birth Dose, TBD), and subsequent completion of at least 3 vaccine doses is key to preventing perinatal HBV infection. In 2002, with the financial support of the Global Alliance on Vaccine and Immunization (GAVI) targeted to Western region and 223 poverty-affected counties in… CONTINUE READING
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