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Combating Hepatitis B: The Tripura Model

Pradip Bhaumik, Ajit Ranjan Choudhury, Priyabrata Sinha

Citation Information : Bhaumik P, Ranjan Choudhury A, Sinha P. Combating Hepatitis B: The Tripura Model. Euroasian J Hepatogastroenterol 2011; 1 (2):39-41.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10018-1009

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-07-2011


Abstract

Although hepatitis B is a major public health problem globally, mass vaccination against this virus is yet to be implemented in many countries of the world, including in India, which happens to be one of the most populous nations in the globe. Hepatitis Foundation of Tripura has become a role model in combating this virus in the small north-eastern Indian state of Tripura. With infrastructural help from the Tripura Government, the foundation has done a commendable job of vaccinating 0.25 million out of 3.65 million population of the state, setting an unique example of public partnership in sustaining hepatitis B virus.


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