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Ten years to eliminate Hepatitis B: can it be done?
Thursday 21 November 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Hepatitis B is estimated to infect close to 300 million people globally, and a third of the world’s population has been exposed to the virus. International sustainable development goals have set ambitious targets for the elimination of viral hepatitis as a public health threat by the year 2030. With a safe, effective vaccine and widely available antiviral drugs that can suppress the infection, is this within reach? Using data from Africa, Dr Philippa Matthews will explore the impact of HBV infection and its current treatments, and suggest the next steps to help us move towards its elimination.
Tickets are available online at Eventbrite, however advance booking is not required. Refreshments at 5.45pm for a 6.00pm start. For more information, please contact OBRCenquiries@ouh.nhs.uk or call 01865 743341.
For directions to the John Radcliffe hospital, please visit the OUH website. On arrival at the hospital, please go to the main entrance (on level 2, where WHSmith is) and take the stairs or lift to level 3. Then follow signs to the George Pickering Education Centre.