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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...

The global hepatitis community unites to demand access to life-saving hepatitis treatment

2 Nov 2015 Bridie Taylor

London, 2 November 2015: Today the World Hepatitis Alliance launches an open letter calling for immediate action to vastly improve access to life-...

Webinar on the Global Movement to Eliminate Viral Hepatitis

27 Oct 2015 Bridie Taylor

Learn more about the global movement to eliminate viral hepatitis. On 28 th October WHA President Charles Gore and WHA Executive Board Member for the...

WHO Regional Committee meetings see regions commit to tackling viral hepatitis

23 Oct 2015 Bridie Taylor

Despite viral hepatitis impacting almost every country in the world, the burden differs significantly from region to region. In order to achieve...

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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...