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WHA President, Michael Ninburg addresses hep-C community summit held before INHSU 2018

19 Sep 2018 Chris Wingrove

“Every country in the world has committed to the elimination of viral hepatitis by 2030. But this is not going to happen without a comprehensive,...

September 2018: Hep Headlines

11 Sep 2018 Chris Wingrove

Hepatitis is making the news regularly thanks to the work of WHA members, here are a few highlights First ever conference on ehealth and the...

Vacancy: Communications Manager

6 Sep 2018 Chris Wingrove

The World Hepatitis Alliance is currently recruiting for a Communications Manager to help shape and deliver and ambitious communications strategy....

Vacancy: Project Coordinator

3 Sep 2018 Bridie Taylor

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

August 2018: Hep Headlines

10 Aug 2018 Bridie Taylor

Thanks to World Hepatitis Day, viral hepatitis made the news more than ever this month. Here’s just a snapshot of some of the announcements made on...

290 million worldwide unaware they are living with deadly virus

28 Jul 2018 Bridie Taylor

New data released on World Hepatitis Day reveals barriers that leave 9 in 10 people living with viral hepatitis undiagnosed and untreated World...

World Hepatitis Alliance and InTec partner to Find the Missing Millions

28 Jul 2018 Bridie Taylor

Global diagnostic manufacturer donates 25,000 hepatitis C tests on World Hepatitis Day [World Hepatitis Alliance, London, 28 July 2018] On World...

Join the Quest to Find the Missing Millions on World Hepatitis Day 2018

22 Jun 2018 Bridie Taylor

The Quest to Find the Missing Millions has begun! The Quest to Find the Missing Millions is an online hub with ideas and information for...

JUNE 2018: HEP HEADLINES

6 Jun 2018 Bridie Taylor

Viral hepatitis is making the headlines. Here’s the latest news from the field of viral hepatitis this month. WHO reports progress on global...

MAY 2018: HEP HEADLINES

2 May 2018 Bridie Taylor

Viral hepatitis is making the headlines. Here’s the latest news from the field of viral hepatitis this month. Founder of the World Hepatitis Alliance...

Founder of the World Hepatitis Alliance appointed as Executive Director of the Medicines Patent Pool

19 Apr 2018 Bridie Taylor

Charles Gore continues his legacy of improving access to treatment for people living with hepatitis B and C Today the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP)...

APRIL 2018: HEP HEADLINES

13 Apr 2018 Bridie Taylor

Viral hepatitis is making the headlines. Here’s the latest news from the field of viral hepatitis this month. World Hepatitis Day 2018 campaign to...

World Hepatitis Alliance poised to “Find the Missing Millions” on World Hepatitis Day

28 Mar 2018 Bridie Taylor

Today, the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) launched this year’s World Hepatitis Day campaign entitled “Find the Missing Millions”. Under the theme of...

Hepatitis C among people who use drugs – Side Event at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

12 Mar 2018 Bridie Taylor

The prevalence of hepatitis C among people who use drugs remains extremely high. However, the remarkable progress in science and medicine along with...

Close to 3 million access hepatitis C cure

9 Mar 2018 Bridie Taylor

On 8 March 2018, WHO launched the "Progress report on access to hepatitis C treatment" which is an update on the first edition, published in 2016. It...

MARCH 2018: HEP HEADLINES

2 Mar 2018 Bridie Taylor

Viral hepatitis is making the headlines. Here’s the latest news from the field of viral hepatitis this month. Malta steps up elimination efforts...

February 2018: Hep Headlines

6 Feb 2018 Bridie Taylor

Viral hepatitis is making the headlines. Here’s the latest news from the field of viral hepatitis this month. WHA welcomes a New President: Michael...

Deaths from liver cancer nearly double since the 1990s, new figures reveal

1 Feb 2018 Tara Farrell

[London, 1 February 2018] Over the last two decades, deaths caused by liver cancer have increased by 80% [1] , making it one of the fastest-growing...

Charles Gore steps down as WHA President

15 Dec 2017 Bridie Taylor

“After ten years as President of the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA), my term has come to an end and I step down at the end of this year. As the World...

Worldwide 52 million children living with viral hepatitis

3 Nov 2017 Tara Farrell

World Hepatitis Alliance calls for better screening expectant mothers and treatment of children New data presented at this year’s World Hepatitis...

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All pregnant women in the United States should be screened for hepatitis C, say specialists

20 Sep 2018 Keith Alcorn
Hepatitis C specialists from several of the largest medical schools in the United States say that changes in the epidemiology of hepatitis C over...

Little progress towards 'test all baby boomers for hepatitis C' since 2013, US study shows

17 Sep 2018 Keith Alcorn
The proportion of baby boomers who have been tested for hepatitis C in the United States since 2013 has increased only marginally despite a US...

Psychological relief is the most important benefit of a hepatitis C cure for patients

13 Sep 2018 Roger Pebody
When asked to describe what their hepatitis C cure meant to them, Australians who had recently completed treatment emphasised an improved sense of...

Less than half of children born to mothers with hepatitis C tested for HCV, US study finds

11 Sep 2018 Keith Alcorn
Less than half of the children born to mothers with opioid dependency and hepatitis C were tested for hepatitis C between 2006 and 2015 in a large...

Reinfection risk after hepatitis C treatment higher in recent drug users

7 Sep 2018 Keith Alcorn
Reinfection with hepatitis C after successful treatment is more common in younger people who inject drugs and recent and former drug users are at...

DAAs safe and effective in elderly people with HCV

5 Sep 2018 Michael Carter
Treatment with direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) is safe and effective in elderly people with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, according to German...

Fibroscan finds one in six people with hepatitis C in primary care have advanced liver disease

28 Aug 2018 Keith Alcorn
Measuring liver stiffness in primary care using Fibroscan is feasible and detects numerous cases of undiagnosed but advanced liver fibrosis,...

Deaths from end-stage liver disease due to HCV fall in United Kingdom

22 Aug 2018 Keith Alcorn
Deaths from end-stage liver disease and liver cancer caused by hepatitis C in the United Kingdom fell by 11% in 2017, provisional figures from Public...

HIV and chronic HCV co-infection prevalence in England highest among MSM

20 Aug 2018 Michael Carter
Men who have sex with men (MSM) make up the majority of people with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) who have co-infection with HIV, according to data...

HIV infection is a risk factor for liver fat accumulation

13 Aug 2018 Liz Highleyman
People living with HIV are about twice as likely to develop steatosis, or fat accumulation in the liver, even if they don't have hepatitis B or...