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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...

Meeting convened to address financing the elimination of viral hepatitis in Mongolia

12 May 2016 Bridie Taylor

At the World Health Assembly later this month, 194 Member States are expected to adopt World Health Organization’s first ever Elimination Strategy...

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Hepatitis C treatment appears safe and effective for pregnant women

20 Mar 2019 Liz Highleyman
Treatment with sofosbuvir/ledipasvir (Harvoni) was well tolerated and cured all pregnant women with hepatitis C virus (HCV), according to a study...

Hepatitis C treatment reduces risk of diabetes

18 Mar 2019 Liz Highleyman
Treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is associated with better glucose control and a lower likelihood of developing diabetes, according to...

Higher HIV viral load and lower CD4 count linked to liver cancer risk

14 Mar 2019 Liz Highleyman
People living with HIV who have a longer duration of detectable viral load and those with low CD4 cell counts have a higher likelihood of developing...

HCV reinfection in people who inject drugs a sign of a successful treatment programme, say researchers

11 Mar 2019 Keith Alcorn
High rates of reinfection in people who inject drugs are a sign that access to treatment is improving, not a sign of failure, and should prompt...

Hepatitis C drops among HIV-positive London gay men after direct-acting antiviral scale-up

7 Mar 2019 Liz Highleyman
New cases of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among HIV-positive gay and bisexual men seen at three clinics in London have declined by nearly 70%...

Access to hepatitis C care boosted for people who inject drugs by specialist nurses

19 Feb 2019 Keith Alcorn
People attending specialist addiction centres in England where a facilitator enabled access to hepatitis C care services were ten times more likely...

DAA treatment reduces the risk of death and liver cancer in France

12 Feb 2019 Keith Alcorn
Treatment with direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) reduced the risk of death, liver cancer and death from liver-related causes in French people with...

Tackling HIV and hepatitis C in Europe: towards minimum standards

11 Feb 2019 Gus Cairns
Despite the huge disparities in care that were highlighted, last week's Standard of Care for HIV and Coinfections in Europe meeting in...

Hepatitis C cure does not improve glucose control in type 2 diabetes

7 Feb 2019 Michael Carter
A successful response to hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapy does not result in long-term improvements in glucose metabolism for people with type 2...

Immunotherapy combinations show promise for liver cancer

4 Feb 2019 Liz Highleyman
Checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy combinations may slow disease progression in people with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), according to two small...