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hepinion: stigma and discrimination affects everyone

10 Jul 2019 Lucy Ferrier

On April 21, 2019, the shocking news came out that Pakistani cricketer Shadab Khan had been ruled out of the series against England prior to the Cricket World Cup 2019 after being diagnosed with hepatitis C. Shadab is a key player of Pakistan, the only specialist spinner in the 15 player squad. It’s really unfortunate for someone just diagnosed with hepatitis C to be withdrawn from their duties, and entirely unnecessary. If a renowned player like Shadab Khan became a victim of discrimination than what about common people?...

hepVoice June is Out Now

26 Jun 2019 Lucy Ferrier

The June 2019 edition of hepVoice, the monthly e-magazine from the World Hepatitis Alliance...

WORLD HEPATITIS ALLIANCE SUPPORTS EFFORTS TO INCREASE THE DIAGNOSIS OF VIRAL HEPATITIS

20 Jun 2019 Chris Wingrove

A new digital tool released today (20 June) will support advocacy efforts to find the 290 million people who are unaware that they are living with...

hepinion: The evidence is in, governments need to recognise the value of civil society

29 May 2019 Lucy Ferrier

Cary James, CEO of World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA), explores the importance and impact of civil society engagement in the creation and implementation of hepatitis elimination strategies...

hepVoice May is Out Now

29 May 2019 Lucy Ferrier

The May 2019 edition of hepVoice, the monthly e-magazine from the World Hepatitis Alliance...

hepinion: Patients have an important role to play in the development of a hepatitis B cure

2 May 2019 Lucy Ferrier

In April the International Coalition to Eliminate Hepatitis B (ICE-HBV) launched the ‘Global Scientific Strategy to Cure hepatitis B’, setting out a roadmap for the global scientific community to discover a cure for hepatitis B. In this opinion piece, WHA President-elect Dr Su Wang discusses the important role patients have to play in the development of a hepatitis B cure....

hepVoice April is Out Now

30 Apr 2019 Lucy Ferrier

The April 2019 edition of hepVoice, the monthly e-magazine from the World Hepatitis Alliance...

Vacancy: Project Coordinator

25 Apr 2019 Bridie Taylor

The World Hepatitis Alliance is currently recruiting for a Project Coordinator to assist with the ongoing delivery of World Hepatitis Alliance...

Find And The World Hepatitis Alliance Team Up To Amplify Advocacy For Hepatitis C Diagnosis

16 Apr 2019 Lucy Ferrier

• FIND and the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) join forces to co-ordinate and strengthen advocacy and communications efforts for hepatitis C diagnostics through joint initiatives nationally, regionally and globally • Memorandum of Understanding signed on the sidelines of the 2019 EASL International Liver Congress™...

hepVoice March is out now

27 Mar 2019 Lucy Ferrier

The March 2019 edition of hepVoice, the monthly e-magazine from the World Hepatitis Alliance...

Water free from hepatitis A virus is a human right

20 Mar 2019 Bridie Taylor

Unsafe water can cause hepatitis A infection. Hepatitis A is particularly prevalent in India, so WHA member PAHAL is working hard to educate people about the disease and encourage vulnerable populations to get vaccinated, and is advocating for potable water supplies for all. On World Water Day, we must remember that whoever you are, wherever you are, safe water is a human right....

WHA supports African Hepatitis Summit 2019

19 Mar 2019 Chris Wingrove

WHA Board Member, Kenneth Kabagambe is hosting the first African Hepatitis Summit in Kampala, Uganda on June 18-20th. The African Hepatitis Summit...

WHA announces new CEO and President-Elect

13 Mar 2019 Chris Wingrove

Cary James hired as new CEO; Dr. Su Wang appointed as WHA President-Elect...

hepVoice February is Out Now

27 Feb 2019 Lucy Ferrier

The latest issue of hepVoice is out now, in this issue: WHA launches the Find the Missing Millions in-country Advocacy Programme Are we surprised...

Applications open for new in-country programme

4 Feb 2019 Chris Wingrove

WHA are excited to announce that as part of the Find the Missing Millions campaign, we are welcoming applications from WHA members for our new in-...

Q4 review and 2019 plans

1 Feb 2019 Chris Wingrove

We are pleased to present the Quarter 4 Progress Repor t which covers World Hepatitis Alliance activities from October -December 2018. During this...

Watch the webcast of the Hepatitis Elimination Symposium

25 Jan 2019 Chris Wingrove

Working in partnership with the Chronic Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) and the Annenberg Center, WHA delivered a CME accredited, satellite symposium...

hepVoice January is Out Now

22 Jan 2019 Chris Wingrove

The latest issue of hepVoice is out now, in this issue: Rwanda Launches Elimination Strategy New Zealand Gets Fully Funded Treatment Find The Missing...

2019 Board Elections

20 Dec 2018 Chris Wingrove

2019 is an election year for the World Hepatitis Alliance Board. Three regional positions are up for election, the European Region (EURO) with one...

World Hepatitis Day 2018 Global Report

17 Dec 2018 Chris Wingrove

We are pleased to present the World Hepatitis Day 2018 Global Summary Report which can be downloaded now from the World Hepatitis Alliance website....

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Hepatitis C treatment in primary care delivers higher cure rate for people who inject drugs

8 Jul 2019 aidsmap.com
Providing treatment for hepatitis C in the primary care setting significantly improves the uptake of treatment and cure rates in people who inject...

Prescribers of opioid substitutes lack funding, facilities and guidelines to treat hepatitis C, global survey reveals

24 Jun 2019 Keith Alcorn
Only thirty percent of physicians who prescribe opioid substitution therapy to people who inject drugs have also prescribed direct-acting antivirals...

Risk of Parkinson's disease lower in people treated for hepatitis C

18 Jun 2019 Keith Alcorn
People with hepatitis C who received interferon-based treatment were less likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, a large study from Taiwan has...

Hepatitis C more stigmatising than HIV: gay men’s attitudes towards hepatitis C reinfection

13 Jun 2019 aidsmap.com
Qualitative research with HIV-positive gay and bisexual men in Australia who had been cured of hepatitis C infection revealed that having hepatitis C...

Just 18% of people with hepatitis/HIV co-infection and cirrhosis are screened for liver cancer as often as recommended

11 Jun 2019 Roger Pebody
There is a “strikingly low adherence” to clinical guidelines for ultrasound screening for hepatocellular carcinoma in Western Europe, researchers...

France switches to simplified pangenotypic hepatitis C treatment

5 Jun 2019 Keith Alcorn
French health authorities have recommended that everyone diagnosed with hepatitis C should be treated with a pangenotypic direct-acting antiviral...

How much can 'Netflix'-style pricing for hepatitis C drugs save?

3 Jun 2019 Keith Alcorn
A `Netflix`-style pricing agreement that allows the Australian government to treat an unlimited number of people with hepatitis C for AU$1 billion...

What do people who inject drugs think of point-of-care HCV testing?

20 May 2019 Keith Alcorn
Point-of-care testing to diagnose hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has the potential to eliminate the need for multiple appointments to confirm...

World Health Organization calls for greater focus on people who inject drugs in HCV treatment scale-up plans

30 Apr 2019 Keith Alcorn
The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for greater commitments to scale up hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing and treatment services to people...

Hepatitis elimination by 2030 in doubt as countries fail to scale up diagnosis and treatment

24 Apr 2019 Keith Alcorn
Most countries will struggle to eliminate hepatitis C by 2030 due to lack of investment and political will, missing an internationally agreed target...