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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...

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...

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Hepatitis C rates in US track the opioid epidemic

14 Dec 2018 Liz Highleyman
Nearly 2.4 million people in the United States are living with active hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, according to the latest data from the US...

Burden of severe liver disease due to fatty liver will more than double by 2030

7 Dec 2018 Keith Alcorn
If current trends in obesity and diabetes continue, at least 520 million people will be living with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in western...

Thyroid hormone receptor agonists reduce liver fat in people with NAFLD

29 Nov 2018 Liz Highleyman
Thyroid hormone activation appears to be a promising approach for treating fatty liver disease, according to a pair of studies presented at the AASLD...

Nivolumab works well for liver cancer patients with advanced disease

26 Nov 2018 Liz Highleyman
Nivolumab (Opdivo), a checkpoint inhibitor that helps the immune system fight cancer, was associated with tumour shrinkage or disease stabilisation...

Australian experience shows high DAA uptake and rapid fall in rates of HCV viraemia among people who inject drugs

26 Nov 2018 Michael Carter
Providing hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapy with direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) to people who inject drugs can achieve rapid reductions in community...

Recent incarceration increases HIV and hepatitis C risk for people who inject drugs

19 Nov 2018 Michael Carter
People who inject drugs (PWID) recently released from prison or jail have a substantially increased risk of acquiring infection with HIV or hepatitis...

People who inject drugs have a high hepatitis C cure rate despite imperfect adherence

15 Nov 2018 Liz Highleyman
Most people who inject drugs completed treatment with sofosbuvir/velpatasvir (Epclusa) and achieved sustained virological response (SVR) in a real-...

8 weeks of Maviret cures 98% of people with hepatitis C and cirrhosis

14 Nov 2018 Keith Alcorn
An 8-week course of the combination of glecaprevir and pibrentasvir (Maviret) is highly effective in curing hepatitis C in people with compensated...

Aspirin use associated with lower risk of liver cancer

13 Nov 2018 Liz Highleyman
Taking aspirin about twice a week for five years or more may reduce the risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) by about half, according to...

Sofosbuvir/ledipasvir cures most young children with hepatitis C

13 Nov 2018 Liz Highleyman
Almost all young children ages 3 to 6 years with chronic hepatitis C achieved sustained virological response after 12 weeks of treatment using...