High-level Global Talk Show: Towards a “Hepatitis-free future”

28 July 2020 13:00 – 15:15 CET

On 28 July, WHO will celebrate World Hepatitis Day 2020 under the theme “Hepatitis-free future” and launch the new recommendations for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of the hepatitis B virus (HBV).

Join high-level speakers and experts from WHO, member states, key partners and civil society to hear about the progress towards elimination of viral hepatitis as a public health threat.

High-level speakers will include:

  • Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General
  • Her Excellency Mrs Sika Kaboré, First Lady of Burkina Faso
  • Dr Kalumbi Shangula, Minister of Health and Social Services, Namibia
  • Dr Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health, Nigeria
  • Mrs Amira El Fadil, African Union Commissioner for Social Affairs
  • Dr Alioune Coulibaly, Board of World Hepatitis Alliance
  • Dr Tshidi Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa
  • Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia
  • Dr Ren Minghui, WHO Assistant Director-General Universal Health Coverage/Communicable and Noncommunicable Diseases

Topics include:

  • Progress and challenges towards prevention of mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B in the WHO African Region and globally.
  • Service disruptions and impact on hepatitis services due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Highlights from all WHO regions towards viral hepatitis elimination
  • Highlights of the new WHO guidelines on the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of the hepatitis B virus.

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