Plan of Action for the Prevention and Control of Hepatitis of Viral Hepatitis; 2016

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The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Strategic Plan 2014-2019 (1) outlines nine impact goals for the period. The first one explicitly states the necessary steps to be taken to improve health and well-being in the Region and sets the stage for all plans and initiatives that should be in place and implemented during the proposed period, with gender, equity, human rights, and ethnicity included as cross-cutting themes. This entails attaining Strategic Plan impact goals 6 and 8, which respectively aim to reduce mortality due to communicable diseases and eliminate those diseases that constitute a priority in the Region, among them viral hepatitis (VH).