The World Health Organization (WHO) has worked with countries and partners to ensure uptake and implementation of the global health sector strategies on HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections 2022–2030. A key component of the global health sector strategies is integrating HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infection services. WHO monitors country progress towards the adoption of policies and recommendations to efficiently provide country support towards viral hepatitis elimination.
WHO tracks the dissemination, policy change and implementation of these recommendations through the Global AIDS Monitoring reporting tool. In a fact sheet, WHO provides a status of the viral hepatitis testing and treatment policies as reported through the Global AIDS Monitoring in 2023.
The fact sheet provides the status of three policy areas related to hepatitis services provision in HIV antiretroviral therapy clinics and antenatal care clinics as of July 2023:
(a) hepatitis B testing of women during pregnancy;
(b) hepatitis B screening and management in HIV antiretroviral therapy clinics; and
(c) hepatitis C screening and management in HIV antiretroviral therapy clinics.
There are limitations to the data collected. WHO will measure hepatitis policy implementation as part of its Global Hepatitis Reporting in 2023.