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1 Viral Hepatitis Network How to Collaborate with WHO for the Prevention and Control of Viral Hepatitis Dr. Hande Harmanci Global Hepatitis Programme

2 Viral Hepatitis Network 2 |2 | In 2010, resolution WHA63.18: call for a comprehensive approach to the prevention and control of viral hepatitis. As a response, the Global Hepatitis Programme is established in December 2011 with a vision: A world where viral hepatitis transmission is stopped and all have access to safe and effective care and treatment The complexity associated with different types of hepatitis viruses requires a tight partnership of all stakeholders

3 Viral Hepatitis Network 3 |3 | Ways of Collaboration Viral Hepatitis Network WHO Collaborating Centers

4 Viral Hepatitis Network 4 |4 | Viral Hepatitis Network (VHN)

5 Viral Hepatitis Network 5 |5 | Purpose To provide a forum for exchange of information and collaboration among the various stakeholders in order to implement a common viral hepatitis work plan

6 Viral Hepatitis Network 6 |6 | Objectives - I Raise awareness of the viral hepatitis problem globally. Foster partnerships among different groups relevant to regional and country goals. Generate country and regional data that contribute to a better understanding of viral hepatitis and related interventions.

7 Viral Hepatitis Network 7 |7 | Advocate for "research for policy" in viral hepatitis. Contribute to the prevention of transmission. Strengthen national and regional capacities for surveillance, prevention and control of viral hepatitis. Advocate for equity in access to treatment and medicines. Objectives - II

8 Viral Hepatitis Network 8 |8 | Members of the VHN

9 Viral Hepatitis Network 9 |9 |  A balanced representation of all WHO regions  Develops the set of rules for the VHN  Mandate  Operational structure  Membership  First official meeting will be in the last quarter of 2012 The Core Group

10 Viral Hepatitis Network 10 | Principles of Collaboration Share information voluntarily Enhance synergies by avoiding duplication of efforts Contribute to fill in knowledge gaps All members and collaborators will strive to: –Support the global hepatitis strategy –Actively participate in VHN meetings and activities –Actively strive to make the VHN effective and efficient

11 Viral Hepatitis Network 11 | Establishing a Global WHO Network for Viral Hepatitis Meeting Report 16-17 October 2012 Izmir, Turkey

12 Viral Hepatitis Network 12 | Steering Committee members Structure Steering Committee members

13 Viral Hepatitis Network 13 | At this meeting of the Global HepNet, the following technical working groups were formed WHO AxisGlobal HepNet Technical Working Group Members 1)Raising awareness, promoting partnerships and mobilizing resources Advocacy and CommunicationsCharles Gore 1)Evidence-based policy and data for actionSurveillanceFrancisco Averhoff, Jorge E. Gonzalez, Belgin Ü nal Molecular EpiHakan Abacıoğlu, David H. Muljono, Murat Sayan 1)Prevention of transmissionVaccinationSelim Badur, Fuqiang Cui, Jorge E. Gonzalez, David H. Muljono 1)Screening, care and treatmentReference laboratoriesHakan Abacıoğlu, Scott Bowden, Vladimir Chulanov, Jorge E. Gonzalez, Richard Tedder Cross cuttingResearch AgendaFrancisco Averhoff, Belgin Ü nal Hep ERakesh Aggarwal, Jorge E. Gonzalez, Arzu Sayıner, Richard Tedder Hep BDavid H. Muljono, Arzu Sayıner, Ponsiano Ocama

14 Viral Hepatitis Network 14 | WHO Collaboration Centers

15 Viral Hepatitis Network 15 | What are WHO collaborating centers? "…an institution designated by the Director-General to form part of an international collaborative network carrying out activities in support of the Organization's programme at all levels.“ Today, over 800 collaborating centres in over 80 countries worldwide.

16 Viral Hepatitis Network 16 | What do they do? The designation as a WHO CC formalizes a long-standing successful collaborative relationship between WHO and an external institution. The designation is implemented through a time-limited, contractual agreement of collaboration under which the designated institution commits to developing and implementing a series of collaborative activities with WHO.

17 Viral Hepatitis Network 17 | Viral Hepatitis related CCs US-CDC, Division of Viral Hepatitis –WHO CC for Reference and Research on Viral Hepatitis University of Western Cape (SA) –WHO CC for Oral Health St.Vincent's Institute of Medical Research –WHO CC for Diagnostics and Laboratory Support for HIV/AIDS and Other Blood-borne Infections HPA-UK –WHO CC for Laboratory and Diagnostics Support

18 Viral Hepatitis Network 18 | 8 Key criteria 1.High scientific and technical standing nationally and internationally 2.Prominent place in the country's health, scientific or educational structures 3.High quality of leadership with sufficient number of qualified staff 4.Stability in terms of personnel, activity and funding 5.Strong working relationship with other institutions at national, regional and global level 6.Clear ability, capacity and readiness to contribute to WHO programme activities 7.Technical and geographical relevance of the institution and its activities to WHO's programme priorities 8.At least two (but in most cases many more) years of previous collaboration with WHO in carrying out jointly planned activities

19 Viral Hepatitis Network 19 | Incentives for CC Enhanced visibility and recognition by national authorities Public attention to the health issues they work on Improved (international) opportunities to exchange information and develop technical cooperation with others Additional and sometimes important resources from funding partners

20 Viral Hepatitis Network 20 | Conclusion VH is a huge burden on lives and economies of people Collaboration of different parties are needed to prevent and control VH. As a non-commercial, informal and voluntary collaboration, the VHN seeks to bring together representatives from the various sectors!

21 Viral Hepatitis Network 21 | Thank you…

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