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Launch of World Hepatitis Day 2016 website and materials

29 Apr 2016 Tara Farrell

It’s that time of the year again! We are delighted to announce that the World Hepatitis Day 2016 (WHD2016) website is now available with a full set...

Innovative new programme set to treat 10,000 patients co-infected with hepatitis C and HIV

14 Apr 2016 Bridie Taylor

The World Hepatitis Alliance welcomes the announcement of a new programme initiated by the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) and...

In honour of Eduardo Pérez-Pegué

13 Apr 2016 Bridie Taylor

It is with great sadness that we learn of the loss of Eduardo Pérez Pegué. Eduardo was the first activist fighting for the rights of people living...

Research shows doctors are failing to diagnose more than 50% of patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV)

13 Apr 2016 Bridie Taylor

London, 13 April 2016 – Survey results show people living with HCV in the UK, the Netherlands and Belarus are less likely to be diagnosed than their...

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...

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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...