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WHA welcomes new Project Manager to the team

22 Mar 2016 Tara Farrell

Jessica Hicks recently joined the WHA team as a Project Manager. She will help deliver a number of projects for WHA and will drive the World...

Homie Razavi joins World Hepatitis Alliance Executive Board

18 Mar 2016 Tara Farrell

We are delighted to announce that Homie A. Razavi, PhD, has joined the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) Executive Board as a Non-Executive member....

HCV Quest Toolkit: Your guide to using surveys for advocacy

29 Feb 2016 Bridie Taylor

Good survey findings can make powerful tools for patient advocacy. The HCV Quest Global Patient Survey has produced compelling data on the real...

WHA Executive Board set vision for 2016 – 2017

24 Feb 2016 Bridie Taylor

On 11 – 12 February, the World Hepatitis Alliance Executive Board met in London for the annual board meeting to help set the vision for the...

Viral Hepatitis and the Sustainable Development Goals: driving action towards elimination

24 Feb 2016 Tara Farrell

Today, leading medical professionals, policymakers, civil society and patients gathered at a policy symposium organised by the Coalition to Eradicate...

World Hepatitis Day 2016 theme announced

23 Feb 2016 Bridie Taylor

With the first ever WHO Global Elimination Strategy on Viral Hepatitis set for its likely adoption at the World Health Assembly in May, 2016 will be...

Meeting an unmet need: the road from Alice Springs to Brazil

23 Feb 2016 Tara Farrell

Viral hepatitis is a major, devastating and under-recognised health issue within Indigenous communities worldwide, affecting thousands of people each...

Hepatitis C Elimination Manifesto to be launched in Brussels tomorrow

16 Feb 2016 Bridie Taylor

Tomorrow, George Kalamitsis, WHA Executive Board Member for the European Region and Charles Gore, WHA President, will join over 100 European and...

World Hepatitis Alliance seeks highly organised individual for Officer Manager vacancy

8 Feb 2016 Bridie Taylor

Make a positive change this year and join us in our fight to eliminate hepatitis. We are looking for experienced Office Manager to join our dynamic...

80% of liver cancer deaths can be prevented, saving hundreds of thousands of lives each year globally

4 Feb 2016 Tara Farrell

On World Cancer Day, the World Hepatitis Alliance is calling for the establishment of comprehensive hepatitis strategies to help prevent the 800,000...

World Hepatitis Alliance seeks motivated Project Assistant to help organise the World Hepatitis Summit

3 Feb 2016 Bridie Taylor

Make a positive change this year and join us in our fight to eliminate hepatitis. We are looking for an organised and motivated Project Assistant to...

A step towards the elimination of viral hepatitis

28 Jan 2016 Tara Farrell

Today, Member States and civil society groups convened at the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board (EB) meeting in Geneva to discuss the...

New addition to the WHA team

28 Jan 2016 Bridie Taylor

Preparations for the second World Hepatitis Summit (WHS2017), taking place in Brazil early 2017, are now underway and the World Hepatitis Alliance...

WHA presents Tools For Change webinar series to enhance patient advocacy

27 Jan 2016 Bridie Taylor

Patient group advocacy has the power to effect real lasting change and improve the lives of millions living with viral hepatitis. We believe that...

Welcoming five new members to the World Hepatitis Alliance

26 Jan 2016 Bridie Taylor

This month, we welcome five new organisations to the World Hepatitis Alliance. Our alliance is now made up of 230 organisations in 81 countries in...

Hepatitis Testing Innovation Contest now open for submissions!

19 Jan 2016 Tara Farrell

Do you have a new and exciting idea on how to deliver hepatitis B and C testing? Be in with a chance to contribute to the 2016 WHO Hepatitis Testing...

World Hepatitis Day 2015 Summary Report released

19 Jan 2016 Bridie Taylor

On 28 July, World Hepatitis Day (WHD) brings the world together to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real...

Public health experts, patients and policymakers convene at inaugural African Viral Hepatitis Summit to discuss the need for comprehensive national plans

19 Jan 2016 Tara Farrell

Today, more than 100 leading African and international public health experts, patient representatives, policymakers and physicians have gathered in...

Patient Solidarity Day: Uniting to declare healthcare a human right

3 Dec 2015 Bridie Taylor

On 5th December, patients across the globe will unite to mark Patient Solidarity Day and reaffirm that healthcare is a human right. Co-ordinated by...

Welcoming four new members

2 Dec 2015 Bridie Taylor

The World Hepatitis Alliance continues to grow as we welcome four new member organisations. Our membership is now made up of over 225 groups in 81...

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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...

Treat all with hepatitis C, World Health Organization recommends

30 Jul 2018 Keith Alcorn
Everyone with hepatitis C should receive treatment with a pan-genotypic regimen, the World Health Organization recommends in new guidelines issued in...

Unprecedented hepatitis C infection rates seen in gay men in Amsterdam PrEP programme

30 Jul 2018 Gus Cairns
Regular hepatitis C testing among the HIV-negative gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) participating in the Amsterdam pre-exposure...

DAA therapy for HCV patients without serious liver disease has significant survival benefits

26 Jul 2018 Michael Carter
Successful HCV treatment with direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) significantly reduces the risk of death for people who do not have advanced liver...

People with mental health and substance use issues still less likely to receive HCV therapy

24 Jul 2018 Michael Carter
The proportion of people with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection who receive antiviral treatment has increased substantially since the...

Advent of DAAs accompanied by dramatic improvement in survival after HCV-related liver transplant

18 Jul 2018 Michael Carter
Survival among people with hepatitis C virus (HCV) undergoing liver transplant has improved significantly since the introduction of direct-acting...

Ramucirumab targeted therapy extends liver cancer survival

9 Jul 2018 Liz Highleyman
Ramucirumab (Cyramza), a type of targeted therapy that slows tumour growth by blocking blood vessel formation, led to improved overall survival and...

New simplified scoring system identifies people with hepatitis B in need of treatment in Africa

2 Jul 2018 Keith Alcorn
Liver enzyme and hepatitis B 'e' antigen test results are sufficient to determine which people with hepatitis B need antiviral treatment...

Mixed results for experimental therapies for NASH

22 Jun 2018 Liz Highleyman
The recent International Liver Congress in Paris featured several presentations on investigational therapies for fatty liver disease. Drugs with a...