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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...

100 ACTIVISTS STAGE A “DIE-IN” TO SEND A POWERFUL MESSAGE TO WORLD LEADERS TO ELIMINATE VIRAL HEPATITIS

28 Jul 2016 Tara Farrell

On World Hepatitis Day, the World Hepatitis Alliance and The Hepatitis C Trust, held the first hepatitis “die-in” at Piccadilly Circus in London to...

Globally, 95% of people living with a cancer-causing illness are unaware

28 Jul 2016 Bridie Taylor

On World Hepatitis Day, the World Hepatitis Alliance is calling for a dramatic scale up in viral hepatitis testing to reduce liver cancer deaths...

Treatment of hepatitis C has more than doubled since 2013. Yet 99% of people are still being denied the life-saving cure

28 Jul 2016 Bridie Taylor

On World Hepatitis Day, the World Hepatitis Alliance is calling for a dramatic scale up in testing and treatment across all countries to reduce the...

Viral hepatitis is the 7th leading killer worldwide, killing more people than HIV, TB or malaria

7 Jul 2016 Tara Farrell

Viral hepatitis has become the seventh leading cause of death and disability in the world, killing more people in a year than HIV/AIDs, tuberculosis...

WHA presents Knowledge for Change webinar series to enhance hepatitis knowledge

8 Jun 2016 Bridie Taylor

Advocacy is a powerful tool but in order to effectively advocate and bring about change, it is important to first build our knowledge in key areas...

Governments on track to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030

28 May 2016 Tara Farrell

194 Member States commit to eliminating viral hepatitis at World Health Assembly On 28 May, 194 Member States made a historic commitment to eliminate...

A make-or-break moment for the first viral hepatitis strategy

26 May 2016 Tara Farrell

REPOSTED FROM DEVEX : By Jenny Lei Ravelo @JennyLeiRavelo Six years ago, advocates against viral hepatitis experienced a huge win: Member states at...

7.1 million lives to be saved if governments agree to eliminate global killer

24 May 2016 Bridie Taylor

The World Hepatitis Alliance is calling on 194 Member States to support the adoption of the World Health Organization’s first ever Elimination...

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Smoking threatens health gains from hepatitis C treatment, US researchers warn

22 Feb 2018 Keith Alcorn
People with hepatitis C in the United States are at least three times more likely to smoke than the general population but little is being done to...

Severe fibrosis improves in most patients after hepatitis C but persists in a quarter

18 Feb 2018 Michael Carter
Hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related liver fibrosis improves significantly in the majority of patients with pre-treatment advanced fibrosis or cirrhosis...

Harm reduction scale-up needed to eliminate HCV in people who inject drugs, European model predicts

1 Feb 2018 Keith Alcorn
Elimination of hepatitis C among people who inject drugs in Europe will require simultaneous scale-up of direct-acting antiviral treatment, needle...

NHS England seeks drug price cuts to eliminate hepatitis C by 2025

30 Jan 2018 Keith Alcorn
NHS England announced this week that it aims to eliminate hepatitis C by 2025 – if it can negotiate 'best value for money' deals with the...

Secondary liver cancer after colorectal cancer more common in people with chronic hepatitis B

22 Jan 2018 Keith Alcorn
The spread of cancer from the bowel to the liver – metastasis – is more likely to occur in people with chronic hepatitis B infection, a Chinese study...

Smoking reduces survival after liver cancer diagnosis for people with viral hepatitis

18 Jan 2018 Keith Alcorn
People with viral hepatitis who smoked were three times more likely to die after being diagnosed with liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma, HCC...

Hepatitis C treatment highly effective in harder-to-treat people with HIV co-infection, Spanish real-life study shows

16 Jan 2018 Michael Carter
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment using direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) is highly effective and safe in harder-to-treat people with HIV co-...

Treatment that interferes with viral assembly shows promise for hepatitis B

18 Dec 2017 Liz Highleyman
JNJ-56136379, an experimental drug that interferes with assembly of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) capsid, demonstrated potent antiviral activity in an...

RNA interference therapy lowers viral biomarker in people with hepatitis B

14 Dec 2017 Liz Highleyman
ARB-1467, a novel type of treatment for hepatitis B, reduced levels of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) when used alone, and it may play a role in...

Immune modulator inarigivir looks promising for people with hepatitis B

12 Dec 2017 Liz Highleyman
Inarigivir, or SB 9200, an immune-modulating drug that has a dual mechanism of action against hepatitis B virus (HBV), reduced levels of HBV DNA, RNA...