Preventing Mother-to-child Transmission of Hepatitis B
Operational Field Guidelines for Delivery of Birth Dose of Hepatitis B Vaccine
WPRO Nonserial Publication
WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific
ISBN-13    9789290612476 ISBN-10    9290612479
Order Number    15200103   
Price    CHF    10.00 / US$    12.00 Developing countries:    CHF    7.00
English     2006        52   pages
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In the Western Pacific Region, mother-to-child transmission at birth plays a very important role in hepatitis B epidemiology. Approximately 3% to 5% of infants born in the Region will acquire chronic hepatitis B infection at birth if not immunized immediately after delivery. It is hoped that these guidelines for developing and implementing operational strategies for increased coverage of the first dose of hepatitis B vaccine within 24 hours of birth will help reduce mother-to-child transmission of the disease.