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Assisting WHO in the development of a global strategy

31 Jan 2015 Bridie Taylor

World Health Organization Member States have urged WHO to develop a comprehensive global strategy on hepatitis. To assist in the development of this...

World Hepatitis Alliance’s ever-growing membership base

31 Jan 2015 Bridie Taylor

Central to the success of the World Hepatitis Alliance are our member groups around the world. To stimulate political interest in and action on...

Joining expert committees to promote harm reduction

31 Jan 2015 Bridie Taylor

Harm reduction policies are proven to save lives. Globally, as many as 67% of People Who Inject Drugs (PWIDs) have hepatitis C and an additional 8.4...

Promoting screening among high risk communities with new multi-lingual tool

31 Jan 2015 Bridie Taylor

In Europe, migrant populations are disproportionally affected by hepatitis B and C. Crucial to reducing the burden is improving screening among these...

Supporting the development of national action plans in South America

31 Jan 2015 Bridie Taylor

Government commitment to comprehensive national action plans is key to addressing the burden of viral hepatitis. To support the development of...

Exploring new treatment developments and innovative ways to finance healthcare

31 Jan 2015 Bridie Taylor

New therapeutic developments are revolutionising the way hepatitis is treated. But with a global lack of funding, how can these pioneering new drugs...

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Local therapy with sorafenib does not improve liver cancer survival

23 Apr 2018 Liz Highleyman
Combining sorafenib (Nexavar) with internal radiation therapy or transarterial chemoembolization did not improve overall survival for people with...

New EASL hepatitis C recommendations emphasise simplicity

23 Apr 2018 Liz Highleyman
The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) released its latest hepatitis C treatment recommendations at the 2018 International Liver...

Routine clinical use of DAAs highly effective and safe in people with HIV/HCV in Europe

23 Apr 2018 Michael Carter
“Real life” data from across Europe shows that direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) cure hepatitis C in the vast majority of people with HIV and...

Large Italian studies confirm no increase in liver cancer risk after hepatitis C treatment

19 Apr 2018 Keith Alcorn
Further research presented at this year’s International Liver Congress confirms that direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment leading to the cure of...

Hepatitis B capsid inhibitors look promising in early studies

18 Apr 2018 Liz Highleyman
Two experimental drugs that interfere with assembly of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) capsid and prevent production of functional new virus demonstrated...

Curing hepatitis C reduces deaths and liver disease

17 Apr 2018 Keith Alcorn
Curing hepatitis C infection significantly reduces deaths from liver disease and reduces the incidence of decompensation, two large prospective...

HCV treatment feasible and effective in sub-Saharan Africa

17 Apr 2018 Keith Alcorn
A 12-week course of sofosbuvir/ledipasvir proved highly effective in a sub-Saharan African setting, results of a study carried out in Rwanda show...

Direct-acting antivirals bring fewer HCV-related liver transplants, better survival after transplantation, in Europe

16 Apr 2018 Michael Carter
There has been a steep fall in the number of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related liver transplants since the introduction of direct-acting antivirals (...

Early treatment for hepatitis C would be highly cost-effective for Scotland

16 Apr 2018 Keith Alcorn
Early treatment for hepatitis C is highly cost-effective in Scotland when compared to treatment initiated at the stages of advanced fibrosis or...

Active invitation to test for viral hepatitis greatly improves uptake of testing among South Asians in England

16 Apr 2018 Keith Alcorn
Inviting migrants and their children by post to test for hepatitis B and C in primary care settings results in the identification of a high...