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Campaign Focuses on Reducing HBV in Chinese City
Aug 25 – The Hepatitis B Foundation (HBF) joined forces with the Haimen City Center for Disease Control and Prevention for a 3-year campaign to educate clinicians, civic leaders and the city’s general population of 1 million residents on hepatitis B. Read the interview with HBF’s Chari Cohen in Healio Hepatology, and the BMC Public Health publication.

Immunization Program Protects Babies From Hepatitis B
Aug 25 – The transmission of hepatitis B from mother to child has been virtually eliminated in Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California region, thanks to a program, which ensures that babies receive all recommended shots on time. Read more.

Dentist Surrenders License Over HIV, Hepatitis Scare
Aug 25 – An Oklahoma oral surgeon whose filthy clinics led to the testing of thousands of patients for HIV and viral hepatitis permanently surrendered his professional license. Read more.

Doctors ID New Ways to Get More Kids Vaccinated
Aug 25 – Doctors are still struggling to find effective ways to convince wary parents of the importance of vaccinating their infant children, and have a new way to identify and approach parents that are hesitant to vaccinate infants. Read more.

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Hep B United Issues Recommendations on HHS Action Plan
Aug 18 – Hep B United released a blueprint report highlighting recommendations on how local coalitions and federal agencies can collaborate to further the goals identified in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, & Treatment of Viral Hepatitis. Read more.

Hepatitis B Foundation’s Joan Block Honored at White House

Hepatitis B Foundation’s Joan Block Honored at White House
Aug 4 – In commemoration of World Hepatitis Day, the White House recognized and honored leadership efforts to combat viral hepatitis. HBF is proud to announce co–founder and executive director, Joan Block, a recipient of this prestigious award! Read more.

July 28 is World Hepatitis Day

Hep B United Awards $60,000 to Community-Based Organizations

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Calendar of Events

July 28  World Hepatitis Day 2014 –
World Health Organization and World Health Alliance

Sept. 3-6 2014   International HBV Meeting -
Coordinated by Hepatitis B Foundation
U. of California, Los Angeles, CA

Sept. 14-16   World Indigenous People’s Conference on Viral Hepatitis
9th Australian Viral Hepatitis Conference Society for HIV Medicine
Alice Springs, Australia

Nov. 10   Hepatitis B SIG Program at AASLD
4:45 – 7:50 pm
The Next Generation of HBV Therapy: From Discovery to Care
Co-Chairs: Drs. Jake Liang and Timothy Block
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