Journal article

Use of controlled temperature chain and compact prefilled auto-disable devices to reach 2030 hepatitis B birth dose vaccination targets in LMICs: a modelling and cost-optimisation study

Christopher P Seaman, Christopher Morgan, Jess Howell, Yinzong Xiao, C Wendy Spearman, Mark Sonderup, Olufunmilayo Lesi, Monique I Andersson, Margaret E Hellard, Nick Scott

The Lancet Global Health | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B causes more than 800 000 deaths globally each year. Perinatal infections are a major driver of this burden but can be prevented by vaccination within 24 h of birth. Currently, only 44% of newborn babies in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) receive a timely birth dose. We investigated the effects and cost-effectiveness of implementing ambient storage of hepatitis B vaccines under a controlled temperature chain (CTC) protocol and the use of compact prefilled auto-disable (CPAD) devices for community births. METHODS: In this mathematical modelling study of perinatal hepatitis B transmission and disease progression, we estimated the coverage impact and cost-e..

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