CDC is recognized globally as the premier public health agency dedicated to prevention and control of viral hepatitis. The Global Hepatitis Technical Assistance project provides critical support for CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis (DVH) Office of Global Health. This project increases CDC’s ability to support the work of the World Health Organization (WHO) and to provide technical assistance to key countries with significant burden of viral hepatitis that request CDC assistance to develop and implement effective strategies around viral hepatitis control. Specific priority activities include better defining the burden of disease and risk factors for transmission, and expanding prevention and treatment for persons living with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in lower-and middle-income countries. The activities of this project build on current efforts and are undertaken in close collaboration with WHO, in-country Ministries of Health, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, professional associations and other CDC and federal global health programs.
This project is funded through support from Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. and Gilead Sciences.