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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...

HIV patients with viral hepatitis are three times more likely to have liver disease, liver failure and liver-related deaths

1 Dec 2015 Bridie Taylor

On World AIDS Day, the World Hepatitis Alliance calls for increased recognition of viral hepatitis and HIV coinfections London, 1 December 2015 -...

Innovative patent agreement shows success of patient advocacy

23 Nov 2015 Bridie Taylor

The World Hepatitis Alliance congratulates the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) and Bristol – Myers Squibb (BMS) for recognising the global hepatitis...

Medicines Patent Pool expands its mandate to hepatitis C treatment

6 Nov 2015 Bridie Taylor

The World Hepatitis Alliance welcomes the recent announcement from the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) that they will be expanding their mandate to...

The global hepatitis community unites to demand access to life-saving hepatitis treatment

2 Nov 2015 Bridie Taylor

London, 2 November 2015: Today the World Hepatitis Alliance launches an open letter calling for immediate action to vastly improve access to life-...

Webinar on the Global Movement to Eliminate Viral Hepatitis

27 Oct 2015 Bridie Taylor

Learn more about the global movement to eliminate viral hepatitis. On 28 th October WHA President Charles Gore and WHA Executive Board Member for the...

WHO Regional Committee meetings see regions commit to tackling viral hepatitis

23 Oct 2015 Bridie Taylor

Despite viral hepatitis impacting almost every country in the world, the burden differs significantly from region to region. In order to achieve...

Expanding the membership base of the World Hepatitis Alliance

1 Oct 2015 Bridie Taylor

The membership base of the World Hepatitis Alliance continues to go from strength to strength as we welcome five new organisations. Our membership is...

Looking ahead to the next Summit

17 Sep 2015 Bridie Taylor

Following the first World Hepatitis Summit that took place in Glasgow, Scotland 2-4 September, we are already looking ahead to the next Summit. The...

Cost of comprehensive global viral hepatitis prevention and treatment effort might peak at $11 billion in 2025

15 Sep 2015

By Keith Alcorn, Infohep.org Reaching the World Health Organization’s proposed targets for viral hepatitis control by 2030 could require global...

Medicines Patent Pool looks at hepatitis C

14 Sep 2015

By Keith Alcorn, Infohep.org Greg Perry, Executive Director of the Medicines Patent Pool, told delegates at the World Hepatitis Summit in Glasgow...

World Health Organization calls for ambitious global targets for viral hepatitis control

5 Sep 2015

By Keith Alcorn, Infohep.org The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for ambitious new global targets for diagnosis, treatment and cure of...

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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...