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February 2018: Hep Headlines

6 Feb 2018 Bridie Taylor

Viral hepatitis is making the headlines. Here’s the latest news from the field of viral hepatitis this month. WHA welcomes a New President: Michael...

Deaths from liver cancer nearly double since the 1990s, new figures reveal

1 Feb 2018 Tara Farrell

[London, 1 February 2018] Over the last two decades, deaths caused by liver cancer have increased by 80% [1] , making it one of the fastest-growing...

Charles Gore steps down as WHA President

15 Dec 2017 Bridie Taylor

“After ten years as President of the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA), my term has come to an end and I step down at the end of this year. As the World...

Worldwide 52 million children living with viral hepatitis

3 Nov 2017 Tara Farrell

World Hepatitis Alliance calls for better screening expectant mothers and treatment of children New data presented at this year’s World Hepatitis...

Miracle cure costs less than a budget airline flight

2 Nov 2017 Tara Farrell

New data shows hepatitis C cure can cost as low as 50 dollars, and data from over 1,000 patients shows it’s highly effective Embargo: 0001H Sao Paulo...

Nine countries now on track to eliminate hepatitis C

1 Nov 2017 Tara Farrell

On 1- 3 November, Ministers of Health, public health experts and NGOs will come together at the World Hepatitis Summit to advance the elimination of...

Viral Hepatitis kills more people than HIV, malaria or tuberculosis

15 Sep 2017 Tara Farrell

World Hepatitis Alliance calls for immediate political action to counteract fatal trend [London, 14 September] According to the Global Burden of...

Hepatitis A vaccination for Alaskan children has wiped out the virus

10 Aug 2017 Tara Farrell

A comprehensive hepatitis A vaccination program established in Alaska in the 1990s, which became a requirement for school entry in 2001, has...

Study shows universal vaccination has wiped out hepatitis B and associated liver cancer in Alaska’s young people

10 Aug 2017 Tara Farrell

Updated research presented at this year’s World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Viral Hepatitis in Anchorage, Alaska, USA (8-9 August) shows that...

New research shows indigenous peoples are much more likely to be infected by hepatitis B and/or C

9 Aug 2017 Bridie Taylor

A new meta-analysis of global hepatitis data -- presented at this year's World Indigenous Peoples' Conference on Viral Hepatitis in Anchorage, Alaska...

Cherokee Nation American Indian Tribe showing it is possible to eliminate hepatitis C

9 Aug 2017 Bridie Taylor

The Cherokee Nation American Indian population is aiming to eliminate hepatitis C virus (HCV) among its tribal citizens, where already almost half...

World Hepatitis Day sets the stage for the elimination of viral hepatitis - Press Release

28 Jul 2017 Tara Farrell

World Hepatitis Alliance calls for greater collaboration to reach 2030 World Health Organization targets...

An open letter to the Cochrane Collaboration

26 Jun 2017 Bridie Taylor

The members of the Executive Board of the World Hepatitis Alliance are elected to represent the more than 300 million people who have the experience...

“Findings from hepatitis C study should not deter patients from seeking treatment or governments from funding it” says World Hepatitis Alliance

13 Jun 2017 Tara Farrell

The World Hepatitis Alliance is concerned that the findings of the Cochrane Review on the new direct acting antiviral (DAA) hepatitis C drugs could...

World Hepatitis Alliance seeks Communications and Campaigns Officer

9 Jun 2017 Tara Farrell

Our dynamic Communications team is seeking an experienced Communications and Campaigns Officer to develop and implement our external facing...

Why do we continue to put our children at unnecessary risk of liver cancer?

6 Jun 2017 Bridie Taylor

On International Children’s Day (1June), the World Hepatitis Alliance calls for widespread coverage of the hepatitis B birth dose vaccine to protect...

WHO’s first Global Hepatitis Report sets baseline to measure progress towards the elimination of viral hepatitis by 2030

21 Apr 2017 Tara Farrell

London, 21 April 2017, The World Hepatitis Alliance today welcomes the publication of the first-ever Global Hepatitis Report by the World Health Organization (WHO). The report comes as a follow-up to WHO’s Global Strategy on Viral Hepatitis, which set a goal of eliminating viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030....

ZERO DISCRIMINATION DAY: FEAR AND IGNORANCE ROBS PEOPLE OF JOBS, EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES, FRIENDSHIPS AND RELATIONSHIPS

1 Mar 2017 Bridie Taylor

People living with viral hepatitis are subject to stigma and discrimination in almost every aspect of their lives. Fear and ignorance have robbed...

World Day of Social Justice: fighting for our right to health

20 Feb 2017 Tara Farrell

By Raquel Peck By the time you finish reading this blog, a man, woman or child will have died from viral hepatitis; a disease which can either be...

World Hepatitis Alliance President-Elect announced

26 Jan 2017 Bridie Taylor

Michael Ninburg appointed as WHA President-Elect Today, the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) Executive Board announced that, following a comprehensive...

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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...