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Asian Liver Center hosts press conference

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Courtesy of Stanford Asian Liver Center

Stanford’s Asian Liver Center (ALC) held a press conference at SCPKU on April 17 to share progress on the ALC’s Hepatitis B education pilot program in China's Gansu and Qinghai provinces. In addition to media participants, there was representation from the Chinese Center for Disease Control, China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission, and the World Health Organization.  Dr. Samuel So, ALC Director, delivered the keynote address.  Targeting pregnant women and healthcare workers in Gansu and Qinghai provinces, the ALC has collaborated with local health departments to provide a series of classes, workshops, and public health services to enhance understanding and management of the disease.  The program has so far trained over 12,000 local healthcare workers and reached over 3 million residents in the two provinces.