Regional Action Plan for Viral Hepatitis in South-East Asia, 2016–2021

Publications - Released in 2016

Viral hepatitis now ranks as the seventh leading cause of mortality worldwide. Although mortality due to communicable diseases has declined globally, the absolute burden and relative ranking of viral hepatitis as a cause of mortality has increased between 1990 and 2013.

The regional action plan's goal is to eliminate viral hepatitis as a major public health threat in the Region by the year 2030. It aims to provide an actionable framework of evidence-based, priority interventions to support national responses for prevention, control and management of viral hepatitis.


  • World Health Organization (WHO)