Letter |

Civil society groups call on GAVI to support birth dose vaccination for hepatitis B

Seventy six groups have co-signed MSF's letter urging the GAVI Alliance to support a hepatitis B virus (HBV) birth dose vaccination.  Hepatitis B affects more than 240 million people globally, causing over 600,000 deaths each year. The highest burden of HBV infection lies in low- and middle-income countries, but only 18 of 56 GAVI-eligible countries are currently delivering the HBV birth dose.