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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...

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...

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Tenofovir may lower the risk of liver cancer more than entecavir

18 Apr 2019 Keith Alcorn
People with hepatitis B who were treated with tenofovir disiproxil fumarate (TDF; Viread) were less likely to develop hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...

Core protein inhibitor shows promising activity against hepatitis B

16 Apr 2019 Keith Alcorn
An experimental hepatitis B virus (HBV) core protein inhibitor led to greater reductions in HBV viral load and residual HBV genetic material when...

Simplified monitoring for hepatitis C is as effective as standard monitoring

16 Apr 2019 Keith Alcorn
People who had a simplified monitoring schedule of hepatitis C viral load tests at the beginning of treatment and 12 weeks after completing treatment...

Bulevirtide is a potential cure for hepatitis B and D

16 Apr 2019 Liz Highleyman
Bulevirtide, formerly known as Myrcludex B, led to suppression of hepatitis delta virus (HDV) and a functional cure of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in...

Obeticholic acid improves liver fibrosis in people with NASH

12 Apr 2019 Liz Highleyman
Obeticholic acid (Ocaliva) led to a significant improvement in liver fibrosis related to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), offering a potential...

Pangenotypic hepatitis C drug combinations curing almost all people who complete treatment, real-world studies show

12 Apr 2019 Keith Alcorn
Once-daily combination pills that can treat all genotypes of hepatitis C infection are curing almost everyone who completes a course of treatment,...

$51 billion price tag for eliminating hepatitis C by 2030

11 Apr 2019 Keith Alcorn
To achieve hepatitis C elimination worldwide by 2030, governments, donors and the private sector will need to spend $51 billion but eliminating...

30 million screened for hepatitis C in four months in Egypt

11 Apr 2019 Keith Alcorn
Egypt screened almost 30 million people for hepatitis C in the first four months of a national screening programme that kicked off in October 2018,...

Same-day hepatitis C treatment initiation can be achieved at large scale, Egyptian pilot study shows

11 Apr 2019 Keith Alcorn
Screening for hepatitis C, confirmation of chronic infection by point-of-care viral load testing and treatment initiation can all be achieved on the...

Global drive for hepatitis B cure launched at International Liver Congress

10 Apr 2019 Keith Alcorn
The Global Scientific Strategy to Cure Hepatitis B (The ICE-HBV Strategy) by the International Coalition to Eliminate HBV (ICE-HBV), a global group...