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Tenofovir for prevention of mother to child transmission of hepatitis B in migrant women in a resource-limited setting on the Thailand-Myanmar border: a commentary on challenges of implementation

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The aim of this manuscript is to highlight challenges in the implementation of maternal tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (tenofovir) for prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in resource limited setting. Current preventive strategies in resource-limited settings fail mainly due to prohibitive costs of hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIG) and a high proportion of homebirths, meaning both HBIG and hepatitis B birth dose vaccine are not given. A n...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1186/s12939-020-01268-3

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ORCID:
0000-0003-2585-1066
Publisher:
BioMed Central
Journal:
International Journal for Equity in Health More from this journal
Volume:
19
Issue:
1
Article number:
156
Publication date:
2020-09-10
Acceptance date:
2020-08-25
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EISSN:
1475-9276
Pmid:
32912268
Language:
English
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Letter
Pubs id:
1132672
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pubs:1132672
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2020-09-22

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