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OCTOBER 2018: HEP HEADLINES

10 Oct 2018 Chris Wingrove

Hepatitis is making the news regularly thanks to the work of WHA members, here are a few highlights . Groundbreaking pledge of United Nations...

BLOG: The role of Civil Society in the development of health technology to eliminate viral hepatitis

28 Sep 2018 Chris Wingrove

Currently, out of 71 million people living with hepatitis C, only 20% know they are ill. That’s 57 million men, women and children at risk of...

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...

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Majority of US young adults who use drugs are not tested for hepatitis C or HIV

16 Oct 2018 Liz Highleyman
Only about a third of adolescents and young adults diagnosed with opioid use disorder in the United States are screened for hepatitis C virus (HCV)...

What are the barriers to hepatitis C treatment in prisons?

15 Oct 2018 Keith Alcorn
Lack of privacy, lack of peer support and lack of harm reduction are perceived as the biggest barriers to improving the uptake of direct-acting...

Hepatitis C elimination in people living with HIV in the UK is feasible by 2021, British HIV Association says

10 Oct 2018 Keith Alcorn
Hepatitis C co-infection can be eliminated in people living with HIV in the United Kingdom by 2021, the British HIV Association (BHIVA) said today. “...

What support do people with liver cirrhosis and their families need?

9 Oct 2018 Keith Alcorn
People with liver cirrhosis and their families need more information about their condition and prognosis and greater access to palliative care, a...

Low dead-space syringes associated with lower hepatitis C prevalence in people who inject drugs

1 Oct 2018 Keith Alcorn
Exclusive use of low dead-space syringes is associated with a lower prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in people who inject drugs, especially in...

Meta-analysis shows hepatitis C treatment is highly effective for drug users

24 Sep 2018 Keith Alcorn
Direct-acting antiviral treatment is highly effective at curing hepatitis C in people who inject drugs and in people receiving opioid substitution...

Hepatitis C elimination in people who inject drugs needs a health system strategy, says expert review

24 Sep 2018 Keith Alcorn
Achieving the elimination of hepatitis C in people who inject drugs will require a comprehensive health system-wide strategy that addresses stigma,...

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...