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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),...

hepVoice October is out now

21 Oct 2019 Lucy Ferrier

The latest issue of hepVoice is out now. In this issue: World Hepatitis Alliance welcomes 10 new members; Universal Health Coverage: what it means...

hepinion: global funders must join the fight for hepatitis elimination

16 Oct 2019 Lucy Ferrier

by Dr Philip Bruggman Earlier this month, the Global Fund met for its sixth replenishment meeting in Lyon, France, where it achieved its ambitious...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2) and viral hepatitis: sources of information

26 Mar 2020 Keith Alcorn
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus. The most common symptoms of...

Liver specialists offer guidance on COVID-19 risks in liver patients

25 Mar 2020 Keith Alcorn
The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) has issued preliminary guidance for liver specialists on managing COVID-19 in...

HIV-positive people with fatty liver disease are at high risk for fibrosis

23 Mar 2020 Liz Highleyman
People living with HIV who have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) often have liver fibrosis and are at risk for fibrosis worsening,...

London sets out route map for hepatitis C elimination

13 Mar 2020 Keith Alcorn
Healthcare professionals, local government and community organisations have launched a London route map for hepatitis C elimination, setting out five...

90% of people who inject drugs in United States missed opportunities for HIV or hepatitis C tests

27 Feb 2020 Keith Alcorn
Around 90% of people who inject drugs in the United States missed opportunities for HIV or hepatitis C virus testing between 2010 and 2017, a review...

Hepatitis C treatment and prevention failing to reach people most affected

25 Feb 2020 Keith Alcorn
Major gaps in harm reduction and treatment provision for people who inject drugs jeopardise the achievement of global targets for hepatitis C...

Half of people who inject drugs in Middle East have hepatitis C

24 Feb 2020 Keith Alcorn
Half of people who inject drugs in the Middle East and north Africa have been infected with hepatitis C, and researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine...

Increase in clean needle and syringe provision essential for hepatitis C elimination

12 Feb 2020 Keith Alcorn
Elimination of hepatitis C will not be achievable without substantial improvements in provision of sterile injecting equipment, Dr Magdalena Harris...

Hepatitis B treatment suboptimal in people with HIV in Africa

4 Feb 2020 Keith Alcorn
Testing for chronic hepatitis B infection was very low in people living with HIV in Cameroon, a country with a high burden of hepatitis B, and...

London: hepatitis C elimination depends on testing scale-up

28 Jan 2020 Keith Alcorn
London needs to step up the rate of testing for hepatitis C if it is to achieve elimination of hepatitis C, Professor Graham Foster of Queen Mary...