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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...

Expanding the membership base of the World Hepatitis Alliance

1 Oct 2015 Bridie Taylor

The membership base of the World Hepatitis Alliance continues to go from strength to strength as we welcome five new organisations. Our membership is...

Looking ahead to the next Summit

17 Sep 2015 Bridie Taylor

Following the first World Hepatitis Summit that took place in Glasgow, Scotland 2-4 September, we are already looking ahead to the next Summit. The...

Cost of comprehensive global viral hepatitis prevention and treatment effort might peak at $11 billion in 2025

15 Sep 2015

By Keith Alcorn, Infohep.org Reaching the World Health Organization’s proposed targets for viral hepatitis control by 2030 could require global...

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

24 Jun 2019 aidsmap.com
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...

How much can 'Netflix'-style pricing for hepatitis C drugs save?

3 Jun 2019 Keith Alcorn
A `Netflix`-style pricing agreement that allows the Australian government to treat an unlimited number of people with hepatitis C for AU$1 billion...

What do people who inject drugs think of point-of-care HCV testing?

20 May 2019 Keith Alcorn
Point-of-care testing to diagnose hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has the potential to eliminate the need for multiple appointments to confirm...

World Health Organization calls for greater focus on people who inject drugs in HCV treatment scale-up plans

30 Apr 2019 Keith Alcorn
The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for greater commitments to scale up hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing and treatment services to people...

Hepatitis elimination by 2030 in doubt as countries fail to scale up diagnosis and treatment

24 Apr 2019 Keith Alcorn
Most countries will struggle to eliminate hepatitis C by 2030 due to lack of investment and political will, missing an internationally agreed target...

Emricasan misses study endpoint for improving portal hypertension in people with NASH

24 Apr 2019 Liz Highleyman
The experimental caspase inhibitor emricasan did not meet the statistical threshold for improvement of portal hypertension in people with non-...