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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...

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-...

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Lancet commission sets agenda for the elimination of viral hepatitis

10 Jan 2019 Keith Alcorn
Viral hepatitis leads to around 1.3 million deaths a year, approximately 257 million people are living with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and 71 million...

Tenofovir alafenamide for hepatitis B shows improved kidney and bone safety after a year

8 Jan 2019 Liz Highleyman
Tenofovir alafenamide (TAF; Vemlidy), the new formulation of tenofovir, continues to appear at least equally effective for treatment of hepatitis B...

Co-infection with HIV and HCV does not increase the risk of end-stage liver disease or liver cancer

4 Jan 2019 Keith Alcorn
People with HIV and hepatitis C are no longer at higher risk of end-stage liver disease than people with hepatitis C alone, and the trend is probably...

Aramchol reduces liver fat in people with NASH

2 Jan 2019 Liz Highleyman
A novel type of experimental therapy led to a significant reduction in liver fat and improvement in liver health among people with non-alcoholic...

Hepatitis B capsid assembly modulators show good antiviral activity

21 Dec 2018 Liz Highleyman
Experimental drugs that interfere with hepatitis B virus (HBV) capsid assembly continue to show promise as a new approach to antiviral treatment,...

Lean people can develop fatty liver disease

17 Dec 2018 Liz Highleyman
Metabolically healthy lean people may develop non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), although this is much more common among people with obesity...

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 (NAFLD) in...

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...