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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....

hepVoice December out now!

14 Dec 2018 Chris Wingrove

The latest issue of hepVoice is out now, in this issue: Making the Financial Case for Hepatitis C Elimination in Nigeria WHA Board Elections Find The...

New year, new challenges- A note from Raquel Peck

11 Dec 2018

In a cold December day much like this one, I walked into Geneva’s ‘Registre du Commerce’ to help set up the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA). Eleven...

Could you be our next CEO?

7 Dec 2018 Chris Wingrove

The World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) is working in partnership with Harris Hill to recruit WHA's next Chief Executive, to take over when Raquel Peck...

Leadership Changes at the World Hepatitis Alliance

27 Nov 2018 Chris Wingrove

It is with mixed emotions that the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) and its Board announce that Raquel Peck has decided to step down as CEO as of...

November 2018: Hep Headlines

19 Nov 2018 Chris Wingrove

Hepatitis is making the news regularly thanks to the work of WHA members, here are a few highlights . Iceland could eliminate hepatitis C by 2020 In...

WHA Board and President-Elect nominations

5 Nov 2018 Chris Wingrove

2019 is an election year for the World Hepatitis Alliance Board. The time has come for members to have a say about who is representing them at both a...

Work for the World Hepatitis Alliance

22 Oct 2018 Chris Wingrove

Viral hepatitis is the seventh leading cause of death globally, accounting for 1.4 million deaths per year – more than HIV/AIDS, or TB, or malaria....

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,...

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Hepatitis C treatment appears safe and effective for pregnant women

20 Mar 2019 Liz Highleyman
Treatment with sofosbuvir/ledipasvir (Harvoni) was well tolerated and cured all pregnant women with hepatitis C virus (HCV), according to a study...

Hepatitis C treatment reduces risk of diabetes

18 Mar 2019 Liz Highleyman
Treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is associated with better glucose control and a lower likelihood of developing diabetes, according to...

Higher HIV viral load and lower CD4 count linked to liver cancer risk

14 Mar 2019 Liz Highleyman
People living with HIV who have a longer duration of detectable viral load and those with low CD4 cell counts have a higher likelihood of developing...

HCV reinfection in people who inject drugs a sign of a successful treatment programme, say researchers

11 Mar 2019 Keith Alcorn
High rates of reinfection in people who inject drugs are a sign that access to treatment is improving, not a sign of failure, and should prompt...

Hepatitis C drops among HIV-positive London gay men after direct-acting antiviral scale-up

7 Mar 2019 Liz Highleyman
New cases of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among HIV-positive gay and bisexual men seen at three clinics in London have declined by nearly 70%...

Access to hepatitis C care boosted for people who inject drugs by specialist nurses

19 Feb 2019 Keith Alcorn
People attending specialist addiction centres in England where a facilitator enabled access to hepatitis C care services were ten times more likely...

DAA treatment reduces the risk of death and liver cancer in France

12 Feb 2019 Keith Alcorn
Treatment with direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) reduced the risk of death, liver cancer and death from liver-related causes in French people with...

Tackling HIV and hepatitis C in Europe: towards minimum standards

11 Feb 2019 Gus Cairns
Despite the huge disparities in care that were highlighted, last week's Standard of Care for HIV and Coinfections in Europe meeting in...

Hepatitis C cure does not improve glucose control in type 2 diabetes

7 Feb 2019 Michael Carter
A successful response to hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapy does not result in long-term improvements in glucose metabolism for people with type 2...

Immunotherapy combinations show promise for liver cancer

4 Feb 2019 Liz Highleyman
Checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy combinations may slow disease progression in people with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), according to two small...