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OCTOBER 2018: HEP HEADLINES

10 Oct 2018 Chris Wingrove

Hepatitis is making the news regularly thanks to the work of WHA members, here are a few highlights . Groundbreaking pledge of United Nations...

BLOG: The role of Civil Society in the development of health technology to eliminate viral hepatitis

28 Sep 2018 Chris Wingrove

Currently, out of 71 million people living with hepatitis C, only 20% know they are ill. That’s 57 million men, women and children at risk of...

WHA President, Michael Ninburg addresses hep-C community summit held before INHSU 2018

19 Sep 2018 Chris Wingrove

“Every country in the world has committed to the elimination of viral hepatitis by 2030. But this is not going to happen without a comprehensive,...

September 2018: Hep Headlines

11 Sep 2018 Chris Wingrove

Hepatitis is making the news regularly thanks to the work of WHA members, here are a few highlights First ever conference on ehealth and the...

Vacancy: Communications Manager

6 Sep 2018 Chris Wingrove

The World Hepatitis Alliance is currently recruiting for a Communications Manager to help shape and deliver and ambitious communications strategy....

August 2018: Hep Headlines

10 Aug 2018 Bridie Taylor

Thanks to World Hepatitis Day, viral hepatitis made the news more than ever this month. Here’s just a snapshot of some of the announcements made on...

290 million worldwide unaware they are living with deadly virus

28 Jul 2018 Bridie Taylor

New data released on World Hepatitis Day reveals barriers that leave 9 in 10 people living with viral hepatitis undiagnosed and untreated World...

World Hepatitis Alliance and InTec partner to Find the Missing Millions

28 Jul 2018 Bridie Taylor

Global diagnostic manufacturer donates 25,000 hepatitis C tests on World Hepatitis Day [World Hepatitis Alliance, London, 28 July 2018] On World...

Join the Quest to Find the Missing Millions on World Hepatitis Day 2018

22 Jun 2018 Bridie Taylor

The Quest to Find the Missing Millions has begun! The Quest to Find the Missing Millions is an online hub with ideas and information for...

JUNE 2018: HEP HEADLINES

6 Jun 2018 Bridie Taylor

Viral hepatitis is making the headlines. Here’s the latest news from the field of viral hepatitis this month. WHO reports progress on global...

MAY 2018: HEP HEADLINES

2 May 2018 Bridie Taylor

Viral hepatitis is making the headlines. Here’s the latest news from the field of viral hepatitis this month. Founder of the World Hepatitis Alliance...

Founder of the World Hepatitis Alliance appointed as Executive Director of the Medicines Patent Pool

19 Apr 2018 Bridie Taylor

Charles Gore continues his legacy of improving access to treatment for people living with hepatitis B and C Today the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP)...

APRIL 2018: HEP HEADLINES

13 Apr 2018 Bridie Taylor

Viral hepatitis is making the headlines. Here’s the latest news from the field of viral hepatitis this month. World Hepatitis Day 2018 campaign to...

World Hepatitis Alliance poised to “Find the Missing Millions” on World Hepatitis Day

28 Mar 2018 Bridie Taylor

Today, the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) launched this year’s World Hepatitis Day campaign entitled “Find the Missing Millions”. Under the theme of...

Hepatitis C among people who use drugs – Side Event at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

12 Mar 2018 Bridie Taylor

The prevalence of hepatitis C among people who use drugs remains extremely high. However, the remarkable progress in science and medicine along with...

Close to 3 million access hepatitis C cure

9 Mar 2018 Bridie Taylor

On 8 March 2018, WHO launched the "Progress report on access to hepatitis C treatment" which is an update on the first edition, published in 2016. It...

MARCH 2018: HEP HEADLINES

2 Mar 2018 Bridie Taylor

Viral hepatitis is making the headlines. Here’s the latest news from the field of viral hepatitis this month. Malta steps up elimination efforts...

February 2018: Hep Headlines

6 Feb 2018 Bridie Taylor

Viral hepatitis is making the headlines. Here’s the latest news from the field of viral hepatitis this month. WHA welcomes a New President: Michael...

Deaths from liver cancer nearly double since the 1990s, new figures reveal

1 Feb 2018 Tara Farrell

[London, 1 February 2018] Over the last two decades, deaths caused by liver cancer have increased by 80% [1] , making it one of the fastest-growing...

Charles Gore steps down as WHA President

15 Dec 2017 Bridie Taylor

“After ten years as President of the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA), my term has come to an end and I step down at the end of this year. As the World...

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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-...

Faecal transplants improve encephalopathy in people with advanced liver disease

24 Apr 2019 Liz Highleyman
Faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), which helps restore a healthy mix of bacteria in the gut, can help reverse brain function impairment in...

NAFLD a rising cause of liver disease in people with HIV

23 Apr 2019 Liz Highleyman
Now that hepatitis C can be successfully treated, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is becoming an increasingly important cause of serious...

Tenofovir may lower the risk of liver cancer more than entecavir

18 Apr 2019 Liz Highleyman
People with hepatitis B who were treated with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF; Viread) were less likely to develop hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...

Core protein inhibitor shows promising activity against hepatitis B

16 Apr 2019 Liz Highleyman
An experimental hepatitis B virus (HBV) core protein inhibitor led to greater reductions in HBV viral load and residual HBV genetic material when...

Simplified monitoring for hepatitis C is as effective as standard monitoring

16 Apr 2019 Keith Alcorn
People who had a simplified monitoring schedule of hepatitis C viral load tests at the beginning of treatment and 12 weeks after completing treatment...

Bulevirtide is a potential cure for hepatitis B and D

16 Apr 2019 Liz Highleyman
Bulevirtide, formerly known as Myrcludex B, led to suppression of hepatitis delta virus (HDV) and a functional cure of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in...

Obeticholic acid improves liver fibrosis in people with NASH

12 Apr 2019 Liz Highleyman
Obeticholic acid (Ocaliva) led to a significant improvement in liver fibrosis related to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), offering a potential...

Pangenotypic hepatitis C drug combinations curing almost all people who complete treatment, real-world studies show

12 Apr 2019 Keith Alcorn
Once-daily combination pills that can treat all genotypes of hepatitis C infection are curing almost everyone who completes a course of treatment,...