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We're hiring: Project Coordinator (Maternity Cover - 15 months)

1 Jun 2020 Chris Wingrove

About the World Hepatitis Alliance Alongside our 290+ member organisations working on the ground in 94 countries, the World Hepatitis Alliance...

World Hepatitis Alliance submits written intervention ahead of 73rd World Health Assembly

20 May 2020 Lucy Ferrier

Ahead of the 73rd World Health Assembly, WHA submitted a written intervention, which drew on findings from our global COVID-19 survey, to highlight the impact of COVID-19 on people living with viral hepatitis and on hepatitis services....

hepVoice March/April is out now

1 Apr 2020 Lucy Ferrier

The latest issue of hepVoice is out now. In this issue: + COVID-19 message from WHA President, Su Wang;
 + New partnership to eliminate hepatitis C...

COVID-19. Information for people living with viral hepatitis

31 Mar 2020 Chris Wingrove

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) is committed to bringing you the most up to date information for people living with...

COVID-19 message from World Hepatitis Alliance president, Su Wang

25 Mar 2020 Lucy Ferrier

know the WHA family of members around the world will make it through this crisis together....

WHA features in Your Liver campaign

17 Mar 2020 Chris Wingrove

WHA recently worked with Health Awareness on the 2020 Your Liver campaign. A printed publication was enclosed within every copy of the Guardian...

Message from Su Wang, World Hepatitis Alliance President

16 Mar 2020 Chris Wingrove

Dear Colleagues, It is my honour to take up the role of President of the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) this year. It is a privilege to represent...

WHA launches new guide for members

27 Feb 2020 Chris Wingrove

The World Hepatitis Alliance has launched a new guide for advocates in countries that receive Global Fund support to use when making the case for co-...

hepinion: The African Union must provide leadership for hepatitis elimination

21 Feb 2020 Lucy Ferrier

By Dr Alioune Coulibaly, WHA Board Member for the AFRO Region In February the African Union met and the Presidency of the Union handed over from...

hepVoice February is out now

21 Feb 2020 Lucy Ferrier

The latest issue of hepVoice is out now. In this issue: + New hepatitis progress to elimination data available; + Message from WHA's president, Su...

World Day of Social Justice: towards an equitable response to harm reduction and hepatitis

20 Feb 2020 Lucy Ferrier

Only through reaching marginalised communities with integrated, accessible, human rights-focussed and person-centred services will we close the inequalities gap and achieve social justice for people affected by viral hepatitis....

Catch up with our second webinar with FIND

18 Feb 2020 Chris Wingrove

Join Sonjelle Shilton, Deputy Head HCV Access at the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), as she explores strategies to increase access...

World Hepatitis Alliance welcomes three new board members

6 Jan 2020 Lucy Ferrier

The World Hepatitis Alliance is delighted to welcome three new members to its executive board...

hepVoice December is out now

19 Dec 2019 Lucy Ferrier

The latest issue of hepVoice is out now. In this issue: + Meet WHA's new board members; + WHO report: Ignoring the health of people in prisons now...

World Hepatitis Day 2019 Summary Report out now

18 Dec 2019 Lucy Ferrier

With photographs and details of World Hepatitis Alliance member activities, a summary of major commitments and announcements from national governments, and impressive impact statistics, the World Hepatitis Day 2019 Summary Report is designed to demonstrate the impact of World Hepatitis Day (WHD) and to provide inspiration to others planning WHD activities for 2020....

hepinion: 2019, a year to remember

16 Dec 2019 Lucy Ferrier

by Cary James, WHA CEO We have come to the end of another year and I believe it’s important that we take time to pause and briefly reflect on the...

Catch up on the FIND webinar on hepatitis C diagnostics

28 Nov 2019 Chris Wingrove

On Wednesday the 27th November we were joined by FIND for a webinar on the diagnositcs landscape of hepatitis C testing. If you missed the webinar...

hepVoice November is Out Now

20 Nov 2019 Lucy Ferrier

The latest issue of hepVoice is out now. In this issue: + Global hepatology societies call for better hepatitis C testing and access to treatment; +...

hepinion: decentralisation and task shifting will accelerate the elimination of viral hepatitis

19 Nov 2019 Lucy Ferrier

We will not achieve the elimination of hepatitis C if we do not reach those most at-risk and most affected. The decentralisation of services will help us test, treat and cure marginalised and at-risk communities, wherever they are....

Nominate your candidate to stand for election as a WHA Regional Board Member.

7 Nov 2019 Isabel Bull

Nominations are open for candidates to stand for election as the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) Regional Board Members for the African (AFRO),...

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News from infohep

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease does not raise the risk of COVID-19, gene study shows

26 May 2020 Keith Alcorn
People with a genetic profile that strongly predicts non-alcoholic or metabolic-associated fatty liver disease were not at higher risk of being...

COVID-19 in chronic liver disease: advanced cirrhosis greatly raises risk of death

22 May 2020 Keith Alcorn
People with chronic liver disease admitted to hospital with COVID-19 are dying at a much higher rate than the rest of the population, figures...

Weight gain after hepatitis C cure is common

19 May 2020 Keith Alcorn
Substantial weight gain is common after hepatitis C cure, an analysis of a large cohort shows, and around one in five people with normal body weight...

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease affects a quarter of lean people living with HIV

13 May 2020 Michael Carter
A quarter of people living with HIV with normal body weight have non-alcoholic-fatty liver disease (NAFLD), Italian and Canadian investigators report...

Short-course treatment for recent hepatitis C: some courses may be too short

7 May 2020 Keith Alcorn
An eight-week course of grazoprevir/elbasvir (Zepatier) achieved a high cure rate in people recently infected with hepatitis C, but another study...

Hepatitis C treatment in adolescents and young people late but successful, Spanish study shows

5 May 2020 Keith Alcorn
Treatment for hepatitis C was highly effective in clearing the virus in young people coinfected with HIV and hepatitis C through vertical infection,...

Liver transplants and COVID-19

28 Apr 2020 Keith Alcorn
Liver specialists in New York report a high frequency of severe COVID-19 cases in organ transplant recipients who became infected with SARS-CoV-2,...

Fatty liver disease may increase risk of severe COVID-19 disease

27 Apr 2020 Keith Alcorn
A preliminary analysis of people admitted to hospital in China with COVID-19 symptoms shows that people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD...

Hepatitis C spreading rapidly among HIV-positive MSM in Thailand and chemsex is a key risk factor

27 Apr 2020 Michael Carter
Hepatitis C is spreading rapidly among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) in Bangkok and is associated with use of crystal methamphetamine...

Directly observed treatment for hepatitis C highly effective in people who inject drugs

14 Apr 2020 Keith Alcorn
Directly observed treatment for hepatitis C achieved a very high cure rate in people who inject drugs, an Austrian study carried out in pharmacies...