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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...

Medicines Patent Pool looks at hepatitis C

14 Sep 2015

By Keith Alcorn, Infohep.org Greg Perry, Executive Director of the Medicines Patent Pool, told delegates at the World Hepatitis Summit in Glasgow...

World Health Organization calls for ambitious global targets for viral hepatitis control

5 Sep 2015

By Keith Alcorn, Infohep.org The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for ambitious new global targets for diagnosis, treatment and cure of...

New declaration on viral hepatitis, by leaders from 98 countries, sets targets to eliminate hepatitis at first ever world summit

4 Sep 2015 Bridie Taylor

New declaration on viral hepatitis, by leaders from 98 countries, sets targets to eliminate hepatitis at first ever world summit Global leaders...

World Hepatitis Summit: New data shows relentless rise in hepatitis deaths

2 Sep 2015

New data shows relentless rise in hepatitis deaths: World leaders meet in Scotland to discuss urgent response and move towards elimination of 7th...

Is the elimination of viral hepatitis on the horizon?

28 Jul 2015 Bridie Taylor

Today marks the fifth official World Hepatitis Day where members of the public and the hepatitis community provide a voice for the 4000 lives lost...

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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease does not raise the risk of COVID-19, gene study shows

26 May 2020 Keith Alcorn
People with a genetic profile that strongly predicts non-alcoholic or metabolic-associated fatty liver disease were not at higher risk of being...

COVID-19 in chronic liver disease: advanced cirrhosis greatly raises risk of death

22 May 2020 Keith Alcorn
People with chronic liver disease admitted to hospital with COVID-19 are dying at a much higher rate than the rest of the population, figures...

Weight gain after hepatitis C cure is common

19 May 2020 Keith Alcorn
Substantial weight gain is common after hepatitis C cure, an analysis of a large cohort shows, and around one in five people with normal body weight...

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease affects a quarter of lean people living with HIV

13 May 2020 Michael Carter
A quarter of people living with HIV with normal body weight have non-alcoholic-fatty liver disease (NAFLD), Italian and Canadian investigators report...

Short-course treatment for recent hepatitis C: some courses may be too short

7 May 2020 Keith Alcorn
An eight-week course of grazoprevir/pibrentasvir (Zepatier) achieved a high cure rate in people recently infected with hepatitis C, but another study...

Hepatitis C treatment in adolescents and young people late but successful, Spanish study shows

5 May 2020 Keith Alcorn
Treatment for hepatitis C was highly effective in clearing the virus in young people coinfected with HIV and hepatitis C through vertical infection,...

Liver transplants and COVID-19

28 Apr 2020 Keith Alcorn
Liver specialists in New York report a high frequency of severe COVID-19 cases in organ transplant recipients who became infected with SARS-CoV-2,...

Fatty liver disease may increase risk of severe COVID-19 disease

27 Apr 2020 Keith Alcorn
A preliminary analysis of people admitted to hospital in China with COVID-19 symptoms shows that people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD...

Hepatitis C spreading rapidly among HIV-positive MSM in Thailand and chemsex is a key risk factor

27 Apr 2020 Michael Carter
Hepatitis C is spreading rapidly among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) in Bangkok and is associated with use of crystal methamphetamine...

Directly observed treatment for hepatitis C highly effective in people who inject drugs

14 Apr 2020 Keith Alcorn
Directly observed treatment for hepatitis C achieved a very high cure rate in people who inject drugs, an Austrian study carried out in pharmacies...