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An open letter to the Cochrane Collaboration

26 Jun 2017 Bridie Taylor

The members of the Executive Board of the World Hepatitis Alliance are elected to represent the more than 300 million people who have the experience...

“Findings from hepatitis C study should not deter patients from seeking treatment or governments from funding it” says World Hepatitis Alliance

13 Jun 2017 Tara Farrell

The World Hepatitis Alliance is concerned that the findings of the Cochrane Review on the new direct acting antiviral (DAA) hepatitis C drugs could...

World Hepatitis Alliance seeks Communications and Campaigns Officer

9 Jun 2017 Tara Farrell

Our dynamic Communications team is seeking an experienced Communications and Campaigns Officer to develop and implement our external facing...

Why do we continue to put our children at unnecessary risk of liver cancer?

6 Jun 2017 Bridie Taylor

On International Children’s Day (1June), the World Hepatitis Alliance calls for widespread coverage of the hepatitis B birth dose vaccine to protect...

WHO’s first Global Hepatitis Report sets baseline to measure progress towards the elimination of viral hepatitis by 2030

21 Apr 2017 Tara Farrell

London, 21 April 2017, The World Hepatitis Alliance today welcomes the publication of the first-ever Global Hepatitis Report by the World Health Organization (WHO). The report comes as a follow-up to WHO’s Global Strategy on Viral Hepatitis, which set a goal of eliminating viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030....

ZERO DISCRIMINATION DAY: FEAR AND IGNORANCE ROBS PEOPLE OF JOBS, EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES, FRIENDSHIPS AND RELATIONSHIPS

1 Mar 2017 Bridie Taylor

People living with viral hepatitis are subject to stigma and discrimination in almost every aspect of their lives. Fear and ignorance have robbed...

World Day of Social Justice: fighting for our right to health

20 Feb 2017 Tara Farrell

By Raquel Peck By the time you finish reading this blog, a man, woman or child will have died from viral hepatitis; a disease which can either be...

World Hepatitis Alliance President-Elect announced

26 Jan 2017 Bridie Taylor

Michael Ninburg appointed as WHA President-Elect Today, the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) Executive Board announced that, following a comprehensive...

Elimination to take centre stage at APASL 2017

24 Jan 2017 Bridie Taylor

The elimination of viral hepatitis to dominate discussions at the 26th Conference of the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL...

Industry and civil Society unite to help deliver hepatitis C medication in low-and middle-income countries

18 Jan 2017 Tara Farrell

Today, MasterCard signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Gilead Sciences, Inc. to explore, in a pilot programme, the potential of using the...

India’s young filmmakers give a global voice to viral hepatitis survivors

14 Dec 2016 Tara Farrell

Today, media charity tve today launches four powerful films that give voice to five individuals in India who have survived viral hepatitis, one of...

Leave no-one behind

2 Dec 2016 Tara Farrell

On 3rd December, patients across the globe will unite to mark Patient Solidarity Day and reaffirm that patient-centred universal health coverage is...

HIV coinfection more than triples the risk of liver disease, liver failure and liver-related death from viral hepatitis

1 Dec 2016 Bridie Taylor

On World AIDS Day, the World Hepatitis Alliance calls for increased recognition of viral hepatitis and HIV coinfections London, 1 December 2016 –...

New WHA Executive Board announced

28 Nov 2016 Bridie Taylor

Our voting members have spoken and the votes have been counted! Following a fiercely contested election, we are delighted to announce our new...

WHO launches first-ever global report on access to hepatitis C treatment

27 Oct 2016 Tara Farrell

New report from the World Health Organization (WHO) released today shows how political will, civil society advocacy and pricing negotiations are...

Launch of World Hepatitis Day 2016 Report

19 Oct 2016 Tara Farrell

On 28 July 2016, patients, governments, organisations and many others participated the most successful World Hepatitis Day (WHD) to date, with 174...

New database sheds light on generic hep C drugs in low-and middle-income countries and how to access them

13 Oct 2016 Bridie Taylor

To provide information on the intellectual property status of priority medicines in 101 low-and middle-income countries, the Medicines Patent Pool (...

Interested in leading a global organisation in the fight to eliminate viral hepatitis?

15 Sep 2016 Bridie Taylor

The World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) is seeking nominations for two key offices; President-Elect and Regional Executive Board Members, to drive action...

Europe Adopts Regional Action Plan to Eliminate Viral Hepatitis

14 Sep 2016 Tara Farrell

Today, representatives from the 53 countries in the WHO European Region adopted the first-ever Action Plan for viral hepatitis. The Action Plan,...

CHANGE OF DATE: WORLD HEPATITIS SUMMIT 2017

12 Sep 2016 Tara Farrell

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Committee of the World Hepatitis Summit - comprising the World Hepatitis Alliance; World Health Organization and...

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Over 300,000 people waiting for hepatitis C treatment in the United States

20 Jun 2018 Keith Alcorn
At least 300,000 people were awaiting treatment for hepatitis C by the end of 2016 in the United States, with the lowest rates of treatment observed...

Fatty liver improves rapidly after hepatitis C cure

18 Jun 2018 Michael Carter
Liver stiffness and liver fat (steatosis) in people with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection both improve significantly after treatment with...

Scotland’s reduction in new HCV infections due to harm reduction, not treatment

12 Jun 2018 Keith Alcorn
The reduction in new hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections that has taken place in Scotland since 2008 is most likely due to increased provision of...

Harm reduction measures for HCV prevention and treatment lacking in Europe's prisons, survey finds

31 May 2018 Keith Alcorn
Harm reduction measures for the prevention and treatment of hepatitis C in prisoners are still lacking in the majority of European countries and the...

Access to testing and treatment for hepatitis C in European prisons must improve

30 May 2018 Keith Alcorn
Lack of access to hepatitis C treatment and prevention in European prisons is a public health emergency and risks breaching international agreements...

Georgia: 98% cured of hepatitis C

23 May 2018 Keith Alcorn
Georgia is making strong progress towards eliminating hepatitis C but will need triple the number of people starting treatment if it is to reach its...

T cell immunotherapy shows promise for treating liver cancer

22 May 2018 Liz Highleyman
Personalised immunotherapy reduces the risk of liver cancer recurrence and may lead to tumour regression, according to a pair of studies presented at...

Do fatigue and quality of life improve after hepatitis C is cured?

15 May 2018 Keith Alcorn
Patient-reported outcomes such as fatigue, vitality and mental health improve substantially in the two years following hepatitis C cure for people...

Does portal hypertension always improve after hepatitis C cure?

10 May 2018 Keith Alcorn
Although portal hypertension improves in the majority of people with hepatitis C and cirrhosis after hepatitis C is cured, not all people experience...

Combining hepatitis C therapy and buprenorphine leads to good outcomes for people who inject drugs

8 May 2018 Liz Highleyman
Offering hepatitis C treatment and opioid substitution therapy with buprenorphine at the same location can help increase adherence and reduce harms...