Description of the website
The VHPB website is destined to opinion leaders, policymakers, and health care professionals. The site provides the following information:
- scientific publications of advisers related to viral hepatitis (VH)
- presentations given at VHPB meetings and meeting conclusions
- background document of the meetings
- general information on viral hepatitis
- VHPB project reports and newsletters
- Links to relevant websites
- Relevant news of other organizations or events on VH awareness raising
The website is updated on a regular basis.
Website's sponsorship policy
VHPB is supported by unrestricted grants from the vaccine industry, several universities in Europe and other institutions. In the past, VHPB also received support from the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization Fund and the Children's Vaccine Program at PATH for its activities in CEE and NIS.
For VHPB and its advisors strict operational and scientific independence is essential. Travel and subsistence related to VHPB meetings of VHPB advisers and invited experts are reimbursed according to the rules of the University of Antwerp. VHPB does not pay honorary or other forms of remuneration to advisers or experts invited at meetings.
Editorial control of the site rests entirely with the VHPB secretariat.
Website's content or editorial policy
Information on the website is published and updated on a regular basis by members of the VHPB secretariat. At least once a year, all sections are reviewed and if needed updated. All reasonable precautions have been taken by VHPB to verify the information contained on this website.
This review cycle was last updated in July 2019. This information can be found in the footer of each page of the website, in the document ‘review cycle’.
News and information on the website is regularly updated by a member of the VHPB secretariat.