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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,...

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...

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People who inject drugs have a high hepatitis C cure rate despite imperfect adherence

15 Nov 2018 Liz Highleyman
Most people who inject drugs completed treatment with sofosbuvir/velpatasvir (Epclusa) and achieved sustained virological response (SVR) in a real-...

8 weeks of Maviret cures 98% of people with hepatitis C and cirrhosis

14 Nov 2018 Keith Alcorn
An 8-week course of the combination of glecaprevir and pibrentasvir (Maviret) is highly effective in curing hepatitis C in people with compensated...

Aspirin use associated with lower risk of liver cancer

13 Nov 2018 Liz Highleyman
Taking aspirin about twice a week for five years or more may reduce the risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) by about half, according to...

Sofosbuvir/ledipasvir cures most young children with hepatitis C

13 Nov 2018 Liz Highleyman
Almost all young children ages 3 to 6 years with chronic hepatitis C achieved sustained virological response after 12 weeks of treatment using...

Hepatitis C is detectable in rectal and nasal fluid

12 Nov 2018 Keith Alcorn
High levels of hepatitis C virus (HCV) can be found in the rectal and nasal fluids of people with high hepatitis C viral loads even when blood is not...

The incidence of diabetes, stroke and kidney disease falls after hepatitis C cure

12 Nov 2018 Keith Alcorn
The incidence of some of the most serious extrahepatic health problems caused by hepatitis C declines sharply after the infection is cured by...

People with fatty liver disease are at greater risk for multiple cancers

12 Nov 2018 Liz Highleyman
People with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) were found to have higher rates of cancer, with the greatest increase observed for...

US FDA approves pembrolizumab immunotherapy for liver cancer

12 Nov 2018 Liz Highleyman
The US Food and Drug Administration last week granted accelerated approval for pembrolizumab (Keytruda), an immunotherapy drug known as a checkpoint...

Hepatitis C increases the risk of premature delivery for pregnant women with HIV

8 Nov 2018 Keith Alcorn
Co-infection with hepatitis C greatly increases the risk of pre-term delivery for pregnant women with HIV, Polish researchers reported last week at...

Successful hepatitis C treatment lowers risk of cardiovascular events

25 Oct 2018 Liz Highleyman
Treatment for hepatitis C, especially if it leads to a cure, is associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular events such as congestive heart...