Our Impact

Our impact

We impact millions of lives each year

 

 

 

Not only have we changed the course of viral hepatitis history, we have put it on the map.

We can make bold statements like this because we have the results to back it up. Since our inception in 2007, we’ve spearheaded global awareness days, launched a global movement, held two global summits and convened 254 patient organisations in 86 countries. 

We’re working hard to ensure all people living with viral hepatitis are aware of their condition and have access to timely and adequate care and treatment.  

Find out more about our impact in our quarterly and annual reports.

“Working with the World Hepatitis Alliance has helped us build our awareness and knowledge of the global policy landscape and through their regular capability building webinars, the organisation has helped us translate global policies into national action.”

Liver Foundation, West Bengal, India

In 2017, the World Hepatitis Alliance:

  • actively participated at policy events in over 20 countries, including the 70th Session of the WHO Regional Committee for the South East Asia Region, WHO HCV Treatment Update Guidelines Development Group (GDG) and with Ministries of Health in Ireland, Georgia, Mongolia, Colombia, India etc.
  • convened over 750 delegates from 106 countries convened at the second World Hepatitis Summit including 11 representatives from Ministries of Health and over 70 hepatitis programme managers
  • supported 162 countries celebrate World Hepatitis Day, including 106 governments
  • helped membership test 50,000 people on World Hepatitis Day
  • played a key role in influencing government policy in two countries (Mongolia and Colombia)
  • published a set of advocacy tools including a National Viral Hepatitis Programme Financing Strategy Template website, a white paper on the economic and development case of viral hepatitis and the ‘Holding Governments Accountable: WHA Civil Society Survey Global Findings Report
  • raised awareness to 400 million people as a result of 950 pieces of media coverage secured in 53 countries
  • reached 90 million people online with the #NOhep and secured over 2,000 signs ups in 120 countries
  • secured NOhep endorsement from six governments and 250 medical professionals 

“Being a member of WHA means belonging to a global community where people with different languages and cultures put their differences aside and work together to stop the spread of viral hepatitis and improve the lives of those living with the illness.”

Fundación Hepatos Aión, Mexico

 

“Viral Hepatitis is no longer the forgotten epidemic. The Summit was the stage to show what countries and the civil society are doing to ensure the elimination of Hepatitis by 2030.”

Amanda Kgomotso Vilakazi-Nhlapo, Ministry of Health South Africa