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HEPVOICE IS OUT NOW!

15 Apr 2021 Tina Kasap

In this issue, we focus on the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B as part of our new NOhep Moms campaign. Across the globe,...

HepBcommunity.org: a Global Online Forum Supporting People Affected By Hepatitis B

13 Apr 2021 Tina Kasap

The World Hepatitis Alliance is pleased to support the official launch of HepBcommunity.org , a global online forum dedicated to supporting those...

NOhep launches a campaign to stop the mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B

6 Apr 2021 Tina Kasap

Today the World Hepatitis Alliance and NOhep are launching the 'NOhep Moms' campaign to raise awareness about the need to prevent the mother-to-child...

World Hepatitis Alliance features in Your Liver Campaign

31 Mar 2021 Chris Wingrove

The World Hepatitis Alliance have been featured in the 2021 Your Liver Campaign. The campaign launched with a printed publication which was enclosed...

Catch up on our webinar: Global Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Hepatitis B Prevention and Treatment Services

30 Mar 2021 Tina Kasap

Catch up on the Hepatitis B Foundation, Hep B United, and the World Hepatitis Alliance webinar 'Global Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Hepatitis B...

The 3rd EU HCV Policy Virtual Summit on 24 March 2021 explores barriers to elimination

18 Mar 2021 Tina Kasap

Despite the progress that's been made in recent years, viral hepatitis remains a serious public health threat worldwide. In the World Health...

hepVoice is out now!

15 Feb 2021 Tina Kasap

The latest issue of hepVoice is out now! In our first edition of 2021, WHA CEO, Cary James highlights exciting developments that will hopefully...

WHA releases new messaging guide for global fund advocates

5 Feb 2021 Chris Wingrove

For the past 18 months, WHA and partners have been advocating for the Global Fund to include more support for hepatitis services within their funding...

WHA President Dr Su Wang intervention at the 148th session of the WHO Executive Board Meeting

22 Jan 2021 Tina Kasap

Intervention at the 148th session of the WHO Executive Board by the World Hepatitis Alliance. Agenda Item 19.3 Global strategies and plans of action that are scheduled to expire within one year. The global health sector strategies on, respectively, HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections, for the period 2016–2021...

Catch up on our webinar: Diagnostics for hepatitis B: what we have

12 Jan 2021 Chris Wingrove

Catch up on our webinar with the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) below "Diagnostics for hepatitis B: what we have" Download the...

A MESSAGE FROM WHA PRESIDENT, DR SU WANG

8 Jan 2021 Tina Kasap

As we enter 2021, we are now in the ‘decade of elimination’. Over the next ten years, countries need to accelerate efforts to eliminate viral...

hepVoice is out now

16 Dec 2020 Chris Wingrove

The latest issue of hepVoice is out now. In our final edition of 2020, WHA CEO, Cary James takes time to reflect on the past 12 months and all the...

2021 World Hepatitis Alliance Regional Board Member Elections

14 Dec 2020 Chris Wingrove

Below are the three regions where regional board member candidates are standing for election. The election process will start on 04.01.2021. All...

VACANCY: FUNDRAISING AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

23 Nov 2020 Tina Kasap

2 part time or 1 full time post DEADLINE: 12 noon GMT, Friday 4 December...

Nominate your regional board member

9 Nov 2020 Chris Wingrove

2020 is an election year. The time has come again for WHA members to have a say about who is representing them at a regional level. Three new board...

Vacancy: Events Manager

22 Oct 2020 Chris Wingrove

Do you have the passion, drive and commitment to deliver inspiring and unique event experiences? An exciting opportunity has arisen for an...

WHA statement: scientists who discovered hepatitis C virus awarded Nobel Prize

5 Oct 2020 Lucy Ferrier

On the announcement of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2020 being awarded jointly to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice...

WHA is looking for skilled and creative freelancers

25 Sep 2020 Lucy Ferrier

The World Hepatitis Alliance is currently searching for skilled, creative and free-thinking freelancers to support the organisation’s fight against...

Vacancy: Communications Manager

24 Sep 2020 Chris Wingrove

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 5 OCTOBER It is an exciting time to be joining the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA), we are about to embark on a new five-...

Celebrating World Hepatitis Day: hepVoice July/August 2020 out now

18 Aug 2020 Lucy Ferrier

The latest issue of hepVoice is out now. In this issue: + WHA members shine on World Hepatitis Day;
 + hepinion: Why we need World Hepatitis Day now...

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Swiss opioid substitution therapy programme reports strong progress towards hepatitis C elimination

14 Apr 2021 Keith Alcorn
Direct-acting antiviral treatment cured almost everyone treated for hepatitis C in a large cohort of people receiving opioid substitution therapy,...

Reinfection after hepatitis C cure predicted by sexually transmitted infections

7 Apr 2021 Keith Alcorn
Screening for sexually transmitted infections in people coinfected with HIV and hepatitis C during or shortly after completing direct-acting...

Outreach to homeless in England achieved large-scale testing for hepatitis C during the COVID-19 lockdown

25 Mar 2021 Keith Alcorn
Outreach to homeless people in England housed in temporary accommodation during the COVID-19 pandemic led to over 1200 to be tested for hepatitis C,...

12 good practices that should be part of the hepatitis C standard of care

25 Mar 2021 Keith Alcorn
Hepatitis C programmes and health services should review whether they are using best practices in diagnosis, treatment and care of people with...

Pancreatic and colorectal cancer risk raised in people with hepatitis C

16 Mar 2021 Keith Alcorn
Pancreatic cancer occurred more often in people with hepatitis C or HIV in Canada’s British Columbia Hepatitis Testers Cohort, and colorectal cancer...

People with HIV and hepatitis B should have ongoing monitoring for liver cancer

15 Mar 2021 Liz Highleyman
People with HIV and hepatitis B co-infection remain at risk for developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) despite antiviral treatment and should...

COVID-19 slows viral hepatitis elimination, global survey finds

22 Feb 2021 Keith Alcorn
COVID-19 has caused substantial disruption to viral hepatitis screening and treatment, a global survey finds, but has also led to improvements in...

Hepatitis C does not raise the risk of death from COVID-19

19 Feb 2021 Keith Alcorn
People with hepatitis C were more likely to be admitted to hospital as a result of SARS-CoV-2 infection but no more likely to die when compared to...

Hepatitis C treatment reduces stroke and heart attack risk

18 Feb 2021 Keith Alcorn
Hepatitis C treatment reduces the risk of subsequent stroke or heart attack by between 25 and 35%, a meta-analysis of studies published in the...

Hepatitis C declining among drug users in UK

11 Feb 2021 Keith Alcorn
The prevalence of hepatitis C in people who inject drugs has fallen modestly in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and sharply in Scotland since...