Diseases caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV) have a worldwide distribution. Chronic infection adds a high risk of serious illness and death, mainly from liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).
In 2005, Member States of the Western Pacific Region decided that by 2012 the region should reduce chronic hepatitis B infection in children at least five years old to <2%, as an interim milestone towards the final goal of <1% (WR/RC56.R8).
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* HepB3 vaccination coverage when available, otherwise graph represents DPT3 coverage; some countries updated data during the 2012 Technical Advisory Meeting
Abbreviations:SBA= Skilled Birth Attendant; NA= not applicable; NR= no report; Timely HepB BD= birth dose within 24hrs; HepB3= at least 3 doses of hepatitis B vaccine; HBsAg= hepatitis B surface antigen DTP3: 3rd dose of Diptheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis Vaccine
Data sources: 2012 WHO/UNICEF Joint Reporting Form, 2011 WPRO CHiPS, 2010 UN population figures, 2007 WPRO hepatitis B control plan; 2007 WPRO hepatitis B certification guidelines