Published to coincide with World Hepatitis Day, the report - "European orientation towards the better management of hepatitis B in Europe" - was launched in Brussels at the European Parliament. This document was coordinated by Dr. Thomas Ulmer MEP with the support of the Hepatitis expert group, which consists of leading scientists and other stakeholders in the field of Hepatitis B from across Europe and beyond. Suzanne Wait, former Director of Research at the ILC-UK acted as rapporteur for the expert report.

The Orientation policy document provides a set of recommendations to tackle the spread of the disease which leads to over 1 million Europeans becoming newly infected every year and 14 million people infected with the chronic form of the disease within the wider Europe Region. The Orientation policy document calls on the EU and Member States to adopt a holistic European Strategy to improve the prevention and management of hepatitis B and the "quality of life" of those infected with this virus.

Dr. Thomas Ulmer, a medical doctor himself who has been instrumental in profiling hepatitis B among EU policy makers, commented: "I am very proud to have worked with the greatest experts on hepatitis B to develop these European policy recommendations. Furthermore, I am grateful for the support highlighted by the German Federal Minister for Health, Mrs. Ulla Schmidt."


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