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Viral hepatitis is the 7th leading killer worldwide, killing more people than HIV, TB or malaria

7 Jul 2016 Tara Farrell

Viral hepatitis has become the seventh leading cause of death and disability in the world, killing more people in a year than HIV/AIDs, tuberculosis...

WHA presents Knowledge for Change webinar series to enhance hepatitis knowledge

8 Jun 2016 Bridie Taylor

Advocacy is a powerful tool but in order to effectively advocate and bring about change, it is important to first build our knowledge in key areas...

Governments on track to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030

28 May 2016 Tara Farrell

194 Member States commit to eliminating viral hepatitis at World Health Assembly On 28 May, 194 Member States made a historic commitment to eliminate...

A make-or-break moment for the first viral hepatitis strategy

26 May 2016 Tara Farrell

REPOSTED FROM DEVEX : By Jenny Lei Ravelo @JennyLeiRavelo Six years ago, advocates against viral hepatitis experienced a huge win: Member states at...

7.1 million lives to be saved if governments agree to eliminate global killer

24 May 2016 Bridie Taylor

The World Hepatitis Alliance is calling on 194 Member States to support the adoption of the World Health Organization’s first ever Elimination...

Animated video launched to help support the adoption of WHO’s Viral Hepatitis Strategy at the World Health Assembly

23 May 2016 Tara Farrell

To coincide with the 69th World Health Assembly, the World Hepatitis Alliance has launched an animated video to showcase the importance of WHO’s...

World Hepatitis Alliance supports UK member in fight for patient rights

19 May 2016 Tara Farrell

The World Hepatitis Alliance is supporting The Hepatitis C Trust, a UK based charity, in their law-suit against National Health Service (NHS) England...

Launch of Regional Action Plan for Viral Hepatitis in the Western Pacific 2016–2020

19 May 2016 Tara Farrell

In the Western Pacific Region, more people die from viral hepatitis than from HIV, tuberculosis and malaria combined. The Region has a quarter of the...

Welcoming two new members to the World Hepatitis Alliance

13 May 2016 Bridie Taylor

The World Hepatitis Alliance continues to grow as we welcome two new member organisations. Our membership is now made up of over 230 groups in 82...

Meeting convened to address financing the elimination of viral hepatitis in Mongolia

12 May 2016 Bridie Taylor

At the World Health Assembly later this month, 194 Member States are expected to adopt World Health Organization’s first ever Elimination Strategy...

Launch of World Hepatitis Day 2016 website and materials

29 Apr 2016 Tara Farrell

It’s that time of the year again! We are delighted to announce that the World Hepatitis Day 2016 (WHD2016) website is now available with a full set...

Innovative new programme set to treat 10,000 patients co-infected with hepatitis C and HIV

14 Apr 2016 Bridie Taylor

The World Hepatitis Alliance welcomes the announcement of a new programme initiated by the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) and...

In honour of Eduardo Pérez-Pegué

13 Apr 2016 Bridie Taylor

It is with great sadness that we learn of the loss of Eduardo Pérez Pegué. Eduardo was the first activist fighting for the rights of people living...

Research shows doctors are failing to diagnose more than 50% of patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV)

13 Apr 2016 Bridie Taylor

London, 13 April 2016 – Survey results show people living with HCV in the UK, the Netherlands and Belarus are less likely to be diagnosed than their...

WHA welcomes new Project Manager to the team

22 Mar 2016 Tara Farrell

Jessica Hicks recently joined the WHA team as a Project Manager. She will help deliver a number of projects for WHA and will drive the World...

Homie Razavi joins World Hepatitis Alliance Executive Board

18 Mar 2016 Tara Farrell

We are delighted to announce that Homie A. Razavi, PhD, has joined the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) Executive Board as a Non-Executive member....

HCV Quest Toolkit: Your guide to using surveys for advocacy

29 Feb 2016 Bridie Taylor

Good survey findings can make powerful tools for patient advocacy. The HCV Quest Global Patient Survey has produced compelling data on the real...

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...

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Hepatitis C rates in US track the opioid epidemic

14 Dec 2018 Liz Highleyman
Nearly 2.4 million people in the United States are living with active hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, according to the latest data from the US...

Burden of severe liver disease due to fatty liver will more than double by 2030

7 Dec 2018 Keith Alcorn
If current trends in obesity and diabetes continue, at least 520 million people will be living with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in western...

Thyroid hormone receptor agonists reduce liver fat in people with NAFLD

29 Nov 2018 Liz Highleyman
Thyroid hormone activation appears to be a promising approach for treating fatty liver disease, according to a pair of studies presented at the AASLD...

Nivolumab works well for liver cancer patients with advanced disease

26 Nov 2018 Liz Highleyman
Nivolumab (Opdivo), a checkpoint inhibitor that helps the immune system fight cancer, was associated with tumour shrinkage or disease stabilisation...

Australian experience shows high DAA uptake and rapid fall in rates of HCV viraemia among people who inject drugs

26 Nov 2018 Michael Carter
Providing hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapy with direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) to people who inject drugs can achieve rapid reductions in community...

Recent incarceration increases HIV and hepatitis C risk for people who inject drugs

19 Nov 2018 Michael Carter
People who inject drugs (PWID) recently released from prison or jail have a substantially increased risk of acquiring infection with HIV or hepatitis...

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...