Corpus ID: 74004816

Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Hepatitis B Virus and Its Vaccination Among Health Care Professionals in Selected Public Hospitals of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

@inproceedings{Afework2015KnowledgeAA,
  title={Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Hepatitis B Virus and Its Vaccination Among Health Care Professionals in Selected Public Hospitals of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia},
  author={Gashu Afework},
  year={2015}
}
A thesis paper submitted to the department of Pharmaceutics and Social Pharmacy presented in partial fulfillment of Master of Science (MSc.) in Pharmacoepidemiology and Social Pharmacy 
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Type of workplace and experience of seeing/observing patients with HBV, and income were the predictors of WTP for HBV vaccination. Expand
Full-dose hepatitis B virus vaccination coverage and associated factors among health care workers in Ethiopia: A systematic review and meta-analysis
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The national full-dose hepatitis B virus vaccination coverage among health care workers in Ethiopia was low and training in infection prevention and testing and providing hepatitis B vaccination for newly recruited staff and every 5 years for those long-term workers were recommended to increase the uptake of the vaccine. Expand

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