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WHA Executive Board set vision for 2016 – 2017

24 Feb 2016 Bridie Taylor

On 11 – 12 February, the World Hepatitis Alliance Executive Board met in London for the annual board meeting to help set the vision for the...

Viral Hepatitis and the Sustainable Development Goals: driving action towards elimination

24 Feb 2016 Tara Farrell

Today, leading medical professionals, policymakers, civil society and patients gathered at a policy symposium organised by the Coalition to Eradicate...

World Hepatitis Day 2016 theme announced

23 Feb 2016 Bridie Taylor

With the first ever WHO Global Elimination Strategy on Viral Hepatitis set for its likely adoption at the World Health Assembly in May, 2016 will be...

Meeting an unmet need: the road from Alice Springs to Brazil

23 Feb 2016 Tara Farrell

Viral hepatitis is a major, devastating and under-recognised health issue within Indigenous communities worldwide, affecting thousands of people each...

Hepatitis C Elimination Manifesto to be launched in Brussels tomorrow

16 Feb 2016 Bridie Taylor

Tomorrow, George Kalamitsis, WHA Executive Board Member for the European Region and Charles Gore, WHA President, will join over 100 European and...

World Hepatitis Alliance seeks highly organised individual for Officer Manager vacancy

8 Feb 2016 Bridie Taylor

Make a positive change this year and join us in our fight to eliminate hepatitis. We are looking for experienced Office Manager to join our dynamic...

80% of liver cancer deaths can be prevented, saving hundreds of thousands of lives each year globally

4 Feb 2016 Tara Farrell

On World Cancer Day, the World Hepatitis Alliance is calling for the establishment of comprehensive hepatitis strategies to help prevent the 800,000...

World Hepatitis Alliance seeks motivated Project Assistant to help organise the World Hepatitis Summit

3 Feb 2016 Bridie Taylor

Make a positive change this year and join us in our fight to eliminate hepatitis. We are looking for an organised and motivated Project Assistant to...

A step towards the elimination of viral hepatitis

28 Jan 2016 Tara Farrell

Today, Member States and civil society groups convened at the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board (EB) meeting in Geneva to discuss the...

New addition to the WHA team

28 Jan 2016 Bridie Taylor

Preparations for the second World Hepatitis Summit (WHS2017), taking place in Brazil early 2017, are now underway and the World Hepatitis Alliance...

WHA presents Tools For Change webinar series to enhance patient advocacy

27 Jan 2016 Bridie Taylor

Patient group advocacy has the power to effect real lasting change and improve the lives of millions living with viral hepatitis. We believe that...

Welcoming five new members to the World Hepatitis Alliance

26 Jan 2016 Bridie Taylor

This month, we welcome five new organisations to the World Hepatitis Alliance. Our alliance is now made up of 230 organisations in 81 countries in...

Hepatitis Testing Innovation Contest now open for submissions!

19 Jan 2016 Tara Farrell

Do you have a new and exciting idea on how to deliver hepatitis B and C testing? Be in with a chance to contribute to the 2016 WHO Hepatitis Testing...

World Hepatitis Day 2015 Summary Report released

19 Jan 2016 Bridie Taylor

On 28 July, World Hepatitis Day (WHD) brings the world together to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real...

Public health experts, patients and policymakers convene at inaugural African Viral Hepatitis Summit to discuss the need for comprehensive national plans

19 Jan 2016 Tara Farrell

Today, more than 100 leading African and international public health experts, patient representatives, policymakers and physicians have gathered in...

Patient Solidarity Day: Uniting to declare healthcare a human right

3 Dec 2015 Bridie Taylor

On 5th December, patients across the globe will unite to mark Patient Solidarity Day and reaffirm that healthcare is a human right. Co-ordinated by...

Welcoming four new members

2 Dec 2015 Bridie Taylor

The World Hepatitis Alliance continues to grow as we welcome four new member organisations. Our membership is now made up of over 225 groups in 81...

HIV patients with viral hepatitis are three times more likely to have liver disease, liver failure and liver-related deaths

1 Dec 2015 Bridie Taylor

On World AIDS Day, the World Hepatitis Alliance calls for increased recognition of viral hepatitis and HIV coinfections London, 1 December 2015 -...

Innovative patent agreement shows success of patient advocacy

23 Nov 2015 Bridie Taylor

The World Hepatitis Alliance congratulates the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) and Bristol – Myers Squibb (BMS) for recognising the global hepatitis...

Medicines Patent Pool expands its mandate to hepatitis C treatment

6 Nov 2015 Bridie Taylor

The World Hepatitis Alliance welcomes the recent announcement from the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) that they will be expanding their mandate to...

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Fatty liver improves rapidly after hepatitis C cure

18 Jun 2018 Michael Carter
Liver stiffness and liver fat (steatosis) in people with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection both improve significantly after treatment with...

Scotland’s reduction in new HCV infections due to harm reduction, not treatment

12 Jun 2018 Keith Alcorn
The reduction in new hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections that has taken place in Scotland since 2008 is most likely due to increased provision of...

Harm reduction measures for HCV prevention and treatment lacking in Europe's prisons, survey finds

31 May 2018 Keith Alcorn
Harm reduction measures for the prevention and treatment of hepatitis C in prisoners are still lacking in the majority of European countries and the...

Access to testing and treatment for hepatitis C in European prisons must improve

30 May 2018 Keith Alcorn
Lack of access to hepatitis C treatment and prevention in European prisons is a public health emergency and risks breaching international agreements...

Georgia: 98% cured of hepatitis C

23 May 2018 Keith Alcorn
Georgia is making strong progress towards eliminating hepatitis C but will need triple the number of people starting treatment if it is to reach its...

T cell immunotherapy shows promise for treating liver cancer

22 May 2018 Liz Highleyman
Personalised immunotherapy reduces the risk of liver cancer recurrence and may lead to tumour regression, according to a pair of studies presented at...

Do fatigue and quality of life improve after hepatitis C is cured?

15 May 2018 Keith Alcorn
Patient-reported outcomes such as fatigue, vitality and mental health improve substantially in the two years following hepatitis C cure for people...

Does portal hypertension always improve after hepatitis C cure?

10 May 2018 Keith Alcorn
Although portal hypertension improves in the majority of people with hepatitis C and cirrhosis after hepatitis C is cured, not all people experience...

Combining hepatitis C therapy and buprenorphine leads to good outcomes for people who inject drugs

8 May 2018 Liz Highleyman
Offering hepatitis C treatment and opioid substitution therapy with buprenorphine at the same location can help increase adherence and reduce harms...

Switching to TAF improves safety in people with hepatitis B with kidney and bone risk factors

4 May 2018 Liz Highleyman
People with risk factors for tenofovir toxicity who switched from tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF; Viread) to the new tenofovir alafenamide (TAF;...