August 2016: The National Hepatitis B Mapping Project aims to report the number of people receiving treatment for CHB across the country at the level of Primary Health Network, State and Nation. This report can be used to monitor the impact of initiatives to increase treatment uptake and appropriate care for people with CHB.
The Second National Hepatitis B Mapping Project 2012-13 reported that only 14% of people with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) received appropriate monitoring for their condition. CHB is estimated to affect approximately 220,000 Australians, however less than 50% have been diagnosed.
The report is produced as a collaboration between ASHM and Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, The Doherty Institute.
The Third National Hepatitis B Mapping Project 2014-15 final report will be launched at the Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference from 29th September to 1st October 2016.
For more information on the report, contact Katelin.Haynes@ashm.org.au