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Data surveillance and modelling for hepatitis B elimination

Hepatitis B infection affects over 257 million people worldwide and is a major public health issue. Without timely treatment, chronic hepatitis B infection can cause death from liver damage and liver cancer, and hepatitis B is the lead cause of liver cancer and liver-related deaths worldwide. Due to the global scale of public health impact from hepatitis B, the WHO has set hepatitis B elimination targets to be achieved by 2030 to increase diagnosis, linkage to care and treatment rates for people living with hepatitis B. However, there are currently major barriers to achieving these goals within Australia. The Burnet Institute Hepatitis B Elimination program takes a multifaceted approach to achieve hepatitis B elimination in Australia through research projects addressing key goals of the WHO global elimination program. These projects include: - Mathematical modelling of cost effectiveness and impact of interventions on hepatitis B elimination targets and liver cancer - Epidemiology and surveillance data analysis to understand the hepatitis B epidemic in Australia, including liver cancer
Essential criteria: 
Minimum entry requirements can be found here:
Hepatitis b, public health, liver cancer
Available options 
Masters by research
Time commitment 
Top-up scholarship funding available 
Physical location 
Burnet Institute
Joseph Doyle

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