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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...

Animated video launched to help support the adoption of WHO’s Viral Hepatitis Strategy at the World Health Assembly

23 May 2016 Tara Farrell

To coincide with the 69th World Health Assembly, the World Hepatitis Alliance has launched an animated video to showcase the importance of WHO’s...

World Hepatitis Alliance supports UK member in fight for patient rights

19 May 2016 Tara Farrell

The World Hepatitis Alliance is supporting The Hepatitis C Trust, a UK based charity, in their law-suit against National Health Service (NHS) England...

Launch of Regional Action Plan for Viral Hepatitis in the Western Pacific 2016–2020

19 May 2016 Tara Farrell

In the Western Pacific Region, more people die from viral hepatitis than from HIV, tuberculosis and malaria combined. The Region has a quarter of the...

Welcoming two new members to the World Hepatitis Alliance

13 May 2016 Bridie Taylor

The World Hepatitis Alliance continues to grow as we welcome two new member organisations. Our membership is now made up of over 230 groups in 82...

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Liitle progress towards 'test all baby boomers for hepatitis C' since 2013, US study shows

17 Sep 2018 Keith Alcorn
The proportion of baby boomers who have been tested for hepatitis C in the United States since 2013 has increased only marginally despite a US...

Psychological relief is the most important benefit of a hepatitis C cure for patients

13 Sep 2018 Roger Pebody
When asked to describe what their hepatitis C cure meant to them, Australians who had recently completed treatment emphasised an improved sense of...

Less than half of children born to mothers with hepatitis C tested for HCV, US study finds

11 Sep 2018 Keith Alcorn
Less than half of the children born to mothers with opioid dependency and hepatitis C were tested for hepatitis C between 2006 and 2015 in a large...

Reinfection risk after hepatitis C treatment higher in recent drug users

7 Sep 2018 Keith Alcorn
Reinfection with hepatitis C after successful treatment is more common in younger people who inject drugs and recent and former drug users are at...

DAAs safe and effective in elderly people with HCV

5 Sep 2018 Michael Carter
Treatment with direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) is safe and effective in elderly people with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, according to German...

Fibroscan finds one in six people with hepatitis C in primary care have advanced liver disease

28 Aug 2018 Keith Alcorn
Measuring liver stiffness in primary care using Fibroscan is feasible and detects numerous cases of undiagnosed but advanced liver fibrosis,...

Deaths from end-stage liver disease due to HCV fall in United Kingdom

22 Aug 2018 Keith Alcorn
Deaths from end-stage liver disease and liver cancer caused by hepatitis C in the United Kingdom fell by 11% in 2017, provisional figures from Public...

HIV and chronic HCV co-infection prevalence in England highest among MSM

20 Aug 2018 Michael Carter
Men who have sex with men (MSM) make up the majority of people with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) who have co-infection with HIV, according to data...

HIV infection is a risk factor for liver fat accumulation

13 Aug 2018 Liz Highleyman
People living with HIV are about twice as likely to develop steatosis, or fat accumulation in the liver, even if they don't have hepatitis B or...

Supervised drug consumption sites offer opportunities for HCV testing and treatment

2 Aug 2018 Liz Highleyman
Most supervised drug consumption facilities offer hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing and referrals, but very few offer treatment, indicating that they...