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[Correspondence] Hepatitis B and C in Tonkolili Province, Sierra Leone

Although Sierra Leone is, via various international donors, making a huge effort to fight HIV infection by facilitating free testing, treatment, and counselling throughout the country, little has been done to fight hepatitis B and C, because of limited resources. As WHO recommends,1–3 vaccination against hepatitis B is obligatory for 6-week-old children in Sierra Leone. However, no action is being taken to prevent infection among the adult population, or to prevent the vertical transmission from pregnant women to their newborn children, through vaccination in the first 24 h of life.

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