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“Findings from hepatitis C study should not deter patients from seeking treatment or governments from funding it” says World Hepatitis Alliance

13 Jun 2017 Tara Farrell

The World Hepatitis Alliance is concerned that the findings of the Cochrane Review on the new direct acting antiviral (DAA) hepatitis C drugs could...

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...

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Hepatitis B raises the risk of some cancers

12 Aug 2019 Keith Alcorn
Chinese people with chronic hepatitis B infection had an increased risk of several digestive system cancers, especially stomach cancer, researchers...

Young adults with vertical HIV and hepatitis C co-infection have a high hepatitis C cure rate

8 Aug 2019 Liz Highleyman
Young adults with vertically transmitted HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection can easily be cured with direct-acting antivirals (DAAs),...

13% of HIV-positive Europeans who are cured of hepatitis C are reinfected

5 Aug 2019 Liz Highleyman
More than one in ten HIV-positive people in the large EuroSIDA cohort who were cured of hepatitis C were reinfected within two years, according to...

Hepatitis C does not raise risk of heart disease or cancers in people with HIV

18 Jul 2019 Keith Alcorn
Hepatitis C coinfection does not increase the risk of cardiovascular disease or non-AIDS cancers in people with HIV, an analysis of the large...

Hepatitis C treatment in primary care delivers higher cure rate for people who inject drugs

8 Jul 2019 Keith Alcorn
Providing treatment for hepatitis C in the primary care setting significantly improves the uptake of treatment and cure rates in people who inject...

Prescribers of opioid substitutes lack funding, facilities and guidelines to treat hepatitis C, global survey reveals

24 Jun 2019 Keith Alcorn
Only thirty percent of physicians who prescribe opioid substitution therapy to people who inject drugs have also prescribed direct-acting antivirals...

Risk of Parkinson's disease lower in people treated for hepatitis C

18 Jun 2019 Keith Alcorn
People with hepatitis C who received interferon-based treatment were less likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, a large study from Taiwan has...

Hepatitis C more stigmatising than HIV: gay men’s attitudes towards hepatitis C reinfection

13 Jun 2019 aidsmap.com
Qualitative research with HIV-positive gay and bisexual men in Australia who had been cured of hepatitis C infection revealed that having hepatitis C...

Just 18% of people with hepatitis/HIV co-infection and cirrhosis are screened for liver cancer as often as recommended

11 Jun 2019 Roger Pebody
There is a “strikingly low adherence” to clinical guidelines for ultrasound screening for hepatocellular carcinoma in Western Europe, researchers...

France switches to simplified pangenotypic hepatitis C treatment

5 Jun 2019 Keith Alcorn
French health authorities have recommended that everyone diagnosed with hepatitis C should be treated with a pangenotypic direct-acting antiviral...