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World Hepatitis Alliance seeks Communications and Campaigns Officer

9 Jun 2017 Tara Farrell

Our dynamic Communications team is seeking an experienced Communications and Campaigns Officer to develop and implement our external facing...

Why do we continue to put our children at unnecessary risk of liver cancer?

6 Jun 2017 Bridie Taylor

On International Children’s Day (1June), the World Hepatitis Alliance calls for widespread coverage of the hepatitis B birth dose vaccine to protect...

WHO’s first Global Hepatitis Report sets baseline to measure progress towards the elimination of viral hepatitis by 2030

21 Apr 2017 Tara Farrell

London, 21 April 2017, The World Hepatitis Alliance today welcomes the publication of the first-ever Global Hepatitis Report by the World Health Organization (WHO). The report comes as a follow-up to WHO’s Global Strategy on Viral Hepatitis, which set a goal of eliminating viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030....

ZERO DISCRIMINATION DAY: FEAR AND IGNORANCE ROBS PEOPLE OF JOBS, EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES, FRIENDSHIPS AND RELATIONSHIPS

1 Mar 2017 Bridie Taylor

People living with viral hepatitis are subject to stigma and discrimination in almost every aspect of their lives. Fear and ignorance have robbed...

World Day of Social Justice: fighting for our right to health

20 Feb 2017 Tara Farrell

By Raquel Peck By the time you finish reading this blog, a man, woman or child will have died from viral hepatitis; a disease which can either be...

World Hepatitis Alliance President-Elect announced

26 Jan 2017 Bridie Taylor

Michael Ninburg appointed as WHA President-Elect Today, the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) Executive Board announced that, following a comprehensive...

Elimination to take centre stage at APASL 2017

24 Jan 2017 Bridie Taylor

The elimination of viral hepatitis to dominate discussions at the 26th Conference of the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL...

Industry and civil Society unite to help deliver hepatitis C medication in low-and middle-income countries

18 Jan 2017 Tara Farrell

Today, MasterCard signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Gilead Sciences, Inc. to explore, in a pilot programme, the potential of using the...

India’s young filmmakers give a global voice to viral hepatitis survivors

14 Dec 2016 Tara Farrell

Today, media charity tve today launches four powerful films that give voice to five individuals in India who have survived viral hepatitis, one of...

Leave no-one behind

2 Dec 2016 Tara Farrell

On 3rd December, patients across the globe will unite to mark Patient Solidarity Day and reaffirm that patient-centred universal health coverage is...

HIV coinfection more than triples the risk of liver disease, liver failure and liver-related death from viral hepatitis

1 Dec 2016 Bridie Taylor

On World AIDS Day, the World Hepatitis Alliance calls for increased recognition of viral hepatitis and HIV coinfections London, 1 December 2016 –...

New WHA Executive Board announced

28 Nov 2016 Bridie Taylor

Our voting members have spoken and the votes have been counted! Following a fiercely contested election, we are delighted to announce our new...

WHO launches first-ever global report on access to hepatitis C treatment

27 Oct 2016 Tara Farrell

New report from the World Health Organization (WHO) released today shows how political will, civil society advocacy and pricing negotiations are...

Launch of World Hepatitis Day 2016 Report

19 Oct 2016 Tara Farrell

On 28 July 2016, patients, governments, organisations and many others participated the most successful World Hepatitis Day (WHD) to date, with 174...

New database sheds light on generic hep C drugs in low-and middle-income countries and how to access them

13 Oct 2016 Bridie Taylor

To provide information on the intellectual property status of priority medicines in 101 low-and middle-income countries, the Medicines Patent Pool (...

Interested in leading a global organisation in the fight to eliminate viral hepatitis?

15 Sep 2016 Bridie Taylor

The World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) is seeking nominations for two key offices; President-Elect and Regional Executive Board Members, to drive action...

Europe Adopts Regional Action Plan to Eliminate Viral Hepatitis

14 Sep 2016 Tara Farrell

Today, representatives from the 53 countries in the WHO European Region adopted the first-ever Action Plan for viral hepatitis. The Action Plan,...

CHANGE OF DATE: WORLD HEPATITIS SUMMIT 2017

12 Sep 2016 Tara Farrell

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Committee of the World Hepatitis Summit - comprising the World Hepatitis Alliance; World Health Organization and...

100 ACTIVISTS STAGE A “DIE-IN” TO SEND A POWERFUL MESSAGE TO WORLD LEADERS TO ELIMINATE VIRAL HEPATITIS

28 Jul 2016 Tara Farrell

On World Hepatitis Day, the World Hepatitis Alliance and The Hepatitis C Trust, held the first hepatitis “die-in” at Piccadilly Circus in London to...

Globally, 95% of people living with a cancer-causing illness are unaware

28 Jul 2016 Bridie Taylor

On World Hepatitis Day, the World Hepatitis Alliance is calling for a dramatic scale up in viral hepatitis testing to reduce liver cancer deaths...

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Local therapy with sorafenib does not improve liver cancer survival

23 Apr 2018 Liz Highleyman
Combining sorafenib (Nexavar) with internal radiation therapy or transarterial chemoembolization did not improve overall survival for people with...

New EASL hepatitis C recommendations emphasise simplicity

23 Apr 2018 Liz Highleyman
The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) released its latest hepatitis C treatment recommendations at the 2018 International Liver...

Routine clinical use of DAAs highly effective and safe in people with HIV/HCV in Europe

23 Apr 2018 Michael Carter
“Real life” data from across Europe shows that direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) cure hepatitis C in the vast majority of people with HIV and...

Large Italian studies confirm no increase in liver cancer risk after hepatitis C treatment

19 Apr 2018 Keith Alcorn
Further research presented at this year’s International Liver Congress confirms that direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment leading to the cure of...

Hepatitis B capsid inhibitors look promising in early studies

18 Apr 2018 Liz Highleyman
Two experimental drugs that interfere with assembly of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) capsid and prevent production of functional new virus demonstrated...

Curing hepatitis C reduces deaths and liver disease

17 Apr 2018 Keith Alcorn
Curing hepatitis C infection significantly reduces deaths from liver disease and reduces the incidence of decompensation, two large prospective...

HCV treatment feasible and effective in sub-Saharan Africa

17 Apr 2018 Keith Alcorn
A 12-week course of sofosbuvir/ledipasvir proved highly effective in a sub-Saharan African setting, results of a study carried out in Rwanda show...

Direct-acting antivirals bring fewer HCV-related liver transplants, better survival after transplantation, in Europe

16 Apr 2018 Michael Carter
There has been a steep fall in the number of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related liver transplants since the introduction of direct-acting antivirals (...

Early treatment for hepatitis C would be highly cost-effective for Scotland

16 Apr 2018 Keith Alcorn
Early treatment for hepatitis C is highly cost-effective in Scotland when compared to treatment initiated at the stages of advanced fibrosis or...

Active invitation to test for viral hepatitis greatly improves uptake of testing among South Asians in England

16 Apr 2018 Keith Alcorn
Inviting migrants and their children by post to test for hepatitis B and C in primary care settings results in the identification of a high...