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Adepoju, P. Thirty African countries now back Africa Medicines Agency treat but continent's economic powers still hold out. AMA Countdown. (3 February 2022).

Afolabi, I.B., Aremu, A.B., Maidoki, L.A. et al. Dynamics of hepatitis B infection prevention practices among pregnant women attending antenatal care at Lubaga Hospital Kampala, Uganda using the constructs of information-motivation-behavioural skills modelBMC Public Health. (2022).

Ajuwon, B.I., Richardson, A., Roper, K. et al. The development of a machine learning algorithm for early detection of viral hepatitis B infection in Nigerian patientsScientific Reports. (24 February 2023).

Apata, I.W., Averhoff, F., Pitman, J., Bjork, A., Yu, J., Amin, N.A., Dhingra, N., Kolwaite, A., Marfin, A.; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Progress toward prevention of transfusion-transmitted hepatitis B and hepatitis C infection — Sub-Saharan Africa, 2000–2011MMWR. (2014).

Beykaso, G., Mulu, A., Giday, M., Berhe, N., Selamu, M., Mihret, A., & Teklehaymanot, T. Burden and transmission risks of viral hepatitis in Southern Ethiopia: Evidence needed for prevention and control measures. Risk Management and Healthcare Policy. (December 2021). 

Bitrus, T.Z., & Danzaria, M. Impeding the high prevalence of hepatitis B in Nigeria: The pharmacist's perspective. MG Modern Ghana. (19 January 2022).

Boisson, A., Goel, V., Yotebieng, M., Parr, J.B., Fried, B., & Thompson, P. Implementation approaches for introducing and overcoming barriers to hepatitis B birth-dose vaccine in sub-Saharan Africa. Global Health: Science and Practice. (February 2022).

Burba, K. Low-cost scoring system informs HBV treatment eligibility in resource-limited countries. Healio News. (22 May 2022).

Chandrasekar, E., Song, S., Johnson, M., Harris, A.M., Kaufman, G.I., Freedman, D., Quinn, M.T., Kim, K.E. A novel strategy to increase identification of African-Born People with chronic hepatitis B virus infection in the Chicago metropolitan area, 2012-2014Prev Chronic Dis. (1 September 2016).

Cui, F. et al., Global reporting of progress towards elimination of hepatitis B and hepatitis CLancet. (8 February 2023).

Daka, D., Hailemeskel, G., & Fenta, DA. Seroprevalence of hepatitis B virus and associated factors among female sex workers using respondent-driven sampling in Hawassa City, Ethiopia. Infection and Drug Resistance (October 2021).

Emeasoba, E.U., Omarufilo, F., Bosah, J.N., & Sigal, S.H. Breaking down barriers for hepatitis B screening in the Bronx West African community through education in collaboration with faith-based organizations: A cohort study. Lancet. (March 2022). 

Frambo, A.A., Atashili, J., Fon, P.N., Ndumbe, P.M.. Prevalence of HBsAg and knowledge about hepatitis B in pregnancy in the Buea Health District, Cameroon: A cross-sectional studyBMC Res Notes. (25 June 2014).

Freeland, C., Bodor, S., Perera, U., Cohen, C. Barriers to hepatitis B screening and prevention for African Immigrant Populations in the United States: A qualitative study. Viruses. (2020).

Graber-Stiehl, I. The silent epidemic killing more people than HIV, malaria or TB. Nature. (5 December 2018).

Gupta, N., Desalegn, H., Ocama, P., et alConverging pandemics: Implications of COVID-19 for the viral hepatitis response in Sub-Saharan Africa. Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. (2020).

Johannessen, A., Stockdale, A.J., Henrion, M.Y.R. et al. Systematic review and individual-patient-data meta-analysis of non-invasive fibrosis markers for chronic hepatitis B in AfricaNature Communications. (3 January 2023).

Jonas, E., Bernon, M., Robertson, B., Kassianides, C., Keli, E., Offei Asare, K., et al. Treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma in sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and solutions. The Lancet. (7 July 2022).

Jones, P., Soler, J., Solle, N.S., Martin, P., Kobetz, E. A mixed-methods approach to understanding perceptions of hepatitis B and hepatocellular carcinoma among ethnically diverse Black Communities in South Florida. Cancer Causes & Control. (December 2020).

Kazmi, S.K., Khan, F.M.A., Natoli, V., Hunain, R., Islam, Z., Costa, A.C.D.S., Ahmad, S., Essar, M.Y. Viral hepatitis amidst COVID-19 in Africa: Implications and recommendationsJournal of Medical Virology. (January 2022).

Kinfe, H., Sendo, E.G., Gebremedhin, K.B. Prevalence of hepatitis B virus infection and factors associated with hepatitis B virus infection among pregnant women presented to antenatal care clinics at Adigrat General Hospital in Northern Ethiopia. International Journal of Women's Health. (January 2021).

Moussa, A.M., Saleh, T.M., Habkreo, M., et al. Prevalence and predictors of viral hepatitis D co-infection in chronic HbsAg carriersJournal of Gastroenterology. (September 2022)

Mozambique: Maputo study on cutting mother to child transmission of hepatitis B. All Africa. (18 January 2022).

Mpaka, C., Research uncovers cheaper diagnostic tools for chronic hepatitis B in AfricaInter Press Service. (2 March 2023).

Nankya-Mutyoba, J., Ejalu, D., Wandera, C., Beyagira, R., Amandua, J., Seremba, E., Mugagga, K., Kambugu, A., Muganzi, A., Easterbrook, P., & Ocama, P. A training for health care workers to integrate hepatitis B care and treatment into routine HIV care in a high HBV burden, poorly resourced region of Uganda: The '2for1' project. BMC Medical Education. (20 April 2022).

Nordling, L. Africa's struggles with hepatitis BNature. (30 March 2022).

Sabiiti, D. Rwanda shows improvement in hepatitis treatment. KT Press. (25 April 2022).

Shankar, H., Blanas, D., Bichoupan, K., Ndiaye, D., Carmody, E., Martel-Laferriere, V., Culpepper-Morgan, J., Dieterich, D.T., Branch, A.D., Bekele, M., Nichols, K., Perumalswami, P.V. A novel collaborative community-based hepatitis B screening and linkage to care program for African immigrantsClin Infect Dis. (1 June 2016).

Shimakawa, Y., Veillon, P., Birguel, J., Pivert, A., Sauvage, V., Le Guillou-Guillemette, H., et al. Residual risk of mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B virus infection despite timely birth-dose vaccination in Cameroon (ANRS 12303): A single-centre, longitudinal observational study. Lancet. (17 February 2022).

Simpler Tests Needed for Africa’s Chronic Hep B PatientsUniversity of Liverpool. (5 January 2023).

Sohn, E. The global fight against hepatitis B is benefitting some parts of the world more than others. Nature. (30 March 2022).

Sonderup, M.W., & Spearman, W. Global disparities in hepatitis B elimination - A focus on AfricaViruses. (3 January 2022).

Thompson, P., Morgan, C.E., Ngimbi, P., Mwandagalirwa, K., Ravelomanana, N.L.R., Tabala, M. et al. Arresting vertical transmission of hepatitis B virus (AVERT-HBV) in pregnant women & their neonates in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: A feasibility study. Lancet. (November 2021).

Tonen-Wolyec, S., Djang’eing’a, R. M., Batina-Agasa, S., Tshilumba, C.K., Masidi, J.M., Hayette, M.P., & Belec, L. Self-testing for HIV, HBV, and HCV using finger-stick whole-blood multiplex immunochromatographic rapid test: A pilot feasibility study in Sub-Saharan Africa. Plos ONE. (2021).

Tousignant, N. Filtering inequality: Screening and knowledge in Senegal’s topography of hepatitis B care. Frontiers in Pharmacology. (2021).

Valcarcel, M. Despite global headway, Africa lags on eliminating mother-to-child HBV transmissionHealio News. (24 August 2022).