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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...

New declaration on viral hepatitis, by leaders from 98 countries, sets targets to eliminate hepatitis at first ever world summit

4 Sep 2015 Bridie Taylor

New declaration on viral hepatitis, by leaders from 98 countries, sets targets to eliminate hepatitis at first ever world summit Global leaders...

World Hepatitis Summit: New data shows relentless rise in hepatitis deaths

2 Sep 2015

New data shows relentless rise in hepatitis deaths: World leaders meet in Scotland to discuss urgent response and move towards elimination of 7th...

Is the elimination of viral hepatitis on the horizon?

28 Jul 2015 Bridie Taylor

Today marks the fifth official World Hepatitis Day where members of the public and the hepatitis community provide a voice for the 4000 lives lost...

Welcoming new members to the World Hepatitis Alliance

17 Jul 2015 Bridie Taylor

Over the past few months we have welcomed a surge of new members to the World Hepatitis Alliance and we are proud to now have 216 member groups in 80...

2 weeks until World Hepatitis Day!

14 Jul 2015 Bridie Taylor

July 28 is now fast approaching and it’s set to be the biggest World Hepatitis Day yet! But we need your support to ensure we reach as many people as...

Calling for greater commitment to the fight against hepatitis at the World Health Assembly

28 May 2015 Bridie Taylor

The 68th session of the World Health Assembly (WHA68) took place in Geneva from 18th-26th May. On 25th May, the World Hepatitis Alliance was invited...

Supporting the launch of guidelines and policies to address viral hepatitis

1 Apr 2015 Bridie Taylor

WHO Injection Safety policy Every year 1.7 million people are infected with hepatitis B through unsafe injection and 315,000 with hepatitis C. Yet up...

Working closely with WHO to develop a global strategy

1 Apr 2015 Bridie Taylor

WHO Strategic and Technical Advisory Committee for hepatitis (STAC-HEP) meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, 19 – 20 February As part of an expert advisory...

Highlighting the importance of patient advocacy at international conferences

31 Mar 2015 Bridie Taylor

24th Conference of the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL), Istanbul, Turkey, 12 – 15 March Patient led advocacy is vital in...

How will 2015 be a defining year for the Alliance?

28 Feb 2015 Bridie Taylor

Viral hepatitis is a global killer with alarming mortality rates, yet an increased global commitment to tackling the disease and ground-breaking new...

What is the future for hepatitis treatments? And how we can fund hepatitis programmes?

28 Feb 2015 Bridie Taylor

Discussions around hepatitis are dominated by the pioneering new treatments rapidly transforming the landscape and the ensuing heated discussions...

WHA in official relations with WHO: What does this mean for you?

28 Feb 2015 Bridie Taylor

Fundamental to our ability to influence global hepatitis policy and bring about real change in the world of hepatitis is our relationship with the...

Need some inspiration for action? : Initiatives from WHA members

28 Feb 2015 Bridie Taylor

Together our voices are stronger and united we can tackle this global killer! The World Hepatitis Alliance is fortunate enough to be made up of...

How does the Alliance really represent hepatitis patients?

28 Feb 2015 Bridie Taylor

The World Hepatitis Alliance prides itself as the true voice of hepatitis patients living all over the world. All our work is overseen by an...

Assisting WHO in the development of a global strategy

31 Jan 2015 Bridie Taylor

World Health Organization Member States have urged WHO to develop a comprehensive global strategy on hepatitis. To assist in the development of this...

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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 in western...

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...

Australian experience shows high DAA uptake and rapid fall in rates of HCV viraemia among people who inject drugs

26 Nov 2018 Michael Carter
Providing hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapy with direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) to people who inject drugs can achieve rapid reductions in community...

Recent incarceration increases HIV and hepatitis C risk for people who inject drugs

19 Nov 2018 Michael Carter
People who inject drugs (PWID) recently released from prison or jail have a substantially increased risk of acquiring infection with HIV or hepatitis...

People who inject drugs have a high hepatitis C cure rate despite imperfect adherence

15 Nov 2018 Liz Highleyman
Most people who inject drugs completed treatment with sofosbuvir/velpatasvir (Epclusa) and achieved sustained virological response (SVR) in a real-...

8 weeks of Maviret cures 98% of people with hepatitis C and cirrhosis

14 Nov 2018 Keith Alcorn
An 8-week course of the combination of glecaprevir and pibrentasvir (Maviret) is highly effective in curing hepatitis C in people with compensated...

Aspirin use associated with lower risk of liver cancer

13 Nov 2018 Liz Highleyman
Taking aspirin about twice a week for five years or more may reduce the risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) by about half, according to...

Sofosbuvir/ledipasvir cures most young children with hepatitis C

13 Nov 2018 Liz Highleyman
Almost all young children ages 3 to 6 years with chronic hepatitis C achieved sustained virological response after 12 weeks of treatment using...