WHO regional action plan for viral hepatitis in Southeast Asia: 2016-2021

The WHO Southeast Asia regional action plan builds on the previous strategy from 2011, which called upon Member States to prioritize viral hepatitis and strengthen surveillance to know the burden of disease and to respond. This original effort propelled a global momentum that culminated in the development of the Global Health Sector Strategy for Viral Hepatitis 2016–2021, which was endorsed by all Member States at the World Health Assembly in May 2016. This new regional action plan for Southeast Asia integrates newer science and information that has since become available.