First WHO guidelines on hepatitis B treatment

Cover of WHO hepatitis B guidelines

April 2015 -- These are the first WHO guidelines for the prevention, care and treatment of persons living with chronic hepatitis B infection. These guidelines promote the use of simple diagnostic tests to assess the stage of liver disease and make recommendations for treatment. The recommendations provide opportunities to save lives, improve clinical outcomes and reduce stigma due to disease.

Key WHO publications

  • The World Health Report
    Annual report with an expert assessment of global health including statistics. Focuses on a particular theme every year.
  • International Pharmacopoeia
    Collection of quality specifications for pharmaceutical substances and dosage forms, for reference or adaptation by WHO Member States.


WHO guidelines

WHO guidelines