report from 7 pilot countries


During 2021-2022 a series of country pilot projects (Brazil, Egypt, Georgia, Mongolia, Rwanda, Thailand and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) of the phase-out criteria were carried out in the six regions of the WHO. The primary objective was to conduct a practical assessment and assess the feasibility of accurately measuring impact and programmatic goals for hepatitis elimination as set out by the WHO Interim Guidance for Country Validation of Viral Hepatitis Elimination. .

Specific objectives included assessing national capacity to generate relevant data to measure progress towards elimination, obtaining country feedback on validation tools, evaluating different measurement approaches and processes proposed, promoting country readiness for validation, and explore key validation questions that have not yet been resolved.

This short report summarizes the key lessons learned from these country pilots, tips for future disposal guidance, and next steps. This report includes country profiles to highlight key data inputs and sources and describes country progress towards elimination.


Triple Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV, Syphilis, and Hepatitis B Initiative

World Hepatitis Program