Webinar Training – A Panel Discussion on ‘Hepatitis Free Future’ with Elimination of Hepatitis by 2030


  • Anil Purohit
  • Priyakanta Nayak
  • Riddhi Kapasi
  • Jagdish Harsh
  • Rahul Singhi




Hepatitis, COVID 19, PMTCT


Background : Poornima University, in collaboration with Jodhpur School of Public Health, hosted an
insightful and interactive live global webinar on “Hepatitis Free Future” on 1st August 2020. Four speakers
and six panellists addressed the current situation, preventive measures, and future directions for achieving
the target of hepatitis elimination by 2030
Findings: Globally, Hepatitis B and C (HBV & HCV) accounts for 96% of all hepatitis mortality and more
than 300 million people are living with viral hepatitis. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that
1 in 3 people worldwide has been infected with either HBV or HCV.Global uptake in childhood vaccination
is significant for HBV, but the birth dose for all infants is too low (nearly 39% percent). Despite vaccination,
1.8 billion 5-year-old get infected every year with HBV.Various programs and projects are contributing to
the elimination of the Hepatitis to reach the international goal. Due to COVID-19 there would be setbacks
however we have all the tools within our reach and we must use them to get elimination, most importantly
deliver it to the people who need it the most, if we plan to succeed by 2030.
Conclusion: Hepatitis claims the lives of millions of people globally each year.With prevention, treatment,
diagnostics, and vaccination hepatitis elimination is attainable. Greater investment in eliminating hepatitis
will generate higher long-term returns. We have the tools, treatments, and strategies to combat this
infectious disease. We need the support of various sectors to execute the plan, proper implementation of
the idea, training, and awareness to the public domain. With leadership, resources, and multi-stakeholder
collaboration, elimination of viral hepatitis is achievable

Author Biographies

Anil Purohit

Founder & Chairperson,  Jodhpur School of Public Health(JSPH)

Priyakanta Nayak

Associate Professor, Jodhpur School of Public Health(JSPH)

Riddhi Kapasi

Intern,Jodhpur School of Public Health(JSPH)

Jagdish Harsh

Associate Professor, Jodhpur School of Public Health(JSPH)

Rahul Singhi

Co-founder, Poornima University, Jaipur, Rajasthan



How to Cite

Purohit, A. ., Nayak, P. ., Kapasi, R. ., Harsh, J. ., & Singhi, R. . (2021). Webinar Training – A Panel Discussion on ‘Hepatitis Free Future’ with Elimination of Hepatitis by 2030. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 12(4), 6-10. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v12i4.16486