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WHA CEO, Cary James appointed as Civil Society Representative to the UHC2030 Steering Committee

4 May 2021 Chris Wingrove

World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) CEO, Cary James, has been appointed to the UHC2030 international health partnership steering committee, the global...

2021 High-level Meeting on HIV- priorities for people affected by HIV and hepatitis

23 Apr 2021 Chris Wingrove

At the upcoming United Nations High-Level Meeting on HIV, due to take place from 8-10 June 2021, UN Member States will negotiate a UN General...

WHA at ALEH 2021

20 Apr 2021 Chris Wingrove

¡Inscripciones abiertas para Panel de Sociedad Civil y Hepatitis durante el Congreso ALEH 2021 ONLINE! El tema es “Rol de las organizaciones de...

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...

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Australia: recent drug users more likely to start hepatitis C treatment

10 May 2021 Keith Alcorn
Australia’s model of universal access to direct-acting antiviral treatment for hepatitis C has been especially successful in treating recent drug...

Hepatitis C testing in gay and bisexual men with HIV below target, US study finds

27 Apr 2021 Keith Alcorn
Testing for hepatitis C among gay and bisexual men with HIV who are at higher risk of acquiring hepatitis C is falling short of recommendations, a...

Community-wide hepatitis C elimination campaign in Seattle increases number treated tenfold

20 Apr 2021 Keith Alcorn
A community-wide hepatitis C elimination campaign in Seattle, United States, tripled the number of people screened for hepatitis C and increased the...

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 co-infected 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...