The World Hepatitis Alliance is a not-for-profit international umbrella Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) whose membership is composed of organisations working in the field of viral hepatitis. It is patient-led and patient-driven and full membership is limited to patient groups. It is not aligned with any party political views, does not engage in political activity and does not discriminate on the basis of creed, religion, lack of religion, ethnicity, sex or sexual orientation.
The World Hepatitis Alliance is composed of over 150 member organisations with a primary interest in chronic viral hepatitis, and is a global voice for the 500 million people worldwide living with chronic viral hepatitis B or C. Through better awareness, prevention, care, support and access to treatment, our ultimate goal is to work with governments to eradicate these diseases from the planet. The Alliance provides global leadership and supports action that will halt the death toll and improve the lives of people living with chronic viral hepatitis B and C.
The activities of the Alliance include, but are not limited to:
1. Raising awareness of chronic viral hepatitis. In particular this involves coordinating global activities for World Hepatitis Day and supporting regional and national World Hepatitis Day programmes
2. Reducing the stigma associated with chronic viral hepatitis by improving education and understanding of chronic viral hepatitis
3. Working with the World Health Organization (the ‘WHO’) to give viral hepatitis the profile and priority it must have
4. Working with member groups to help them ensure that every country has an effective strategy in place to combat viral hepatitis
5. Supporting member groups and helping them to build capacity
6. Liaising with NGOs to secure support and endorsement for the work of the Alliance, its member groups and the annual World Hepatitis Day
The Alliance is governed by an Executive Board which consists of one President and six Regional Board Members, each representing one of the six world regions as defined by the World Health Organization:
South East Asia
Our vision.... Seeking a world without viral hepatitis B and C.
The World Hepatitis Alliance was registered as an Association in the State of Geneva, Switzerland on December 5th 2007, registration number CH-660-2785007-1.