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World Hepatitis Day 2021 Webinar series

14 Jun 2021 Chris Wingrove

In July the World Hepatitis Alliance will be hosting three webinars focusing on key topics in hepatitis elimination. Further details of each webinar...

WHA Statement on United Nations Political Declaration on HIV 2021

10 Jun 2021 Chris Wingrove

The United Nations hosted a high-level meeting (HLM) on HIV/AIDS from 8 -10 June 2021. At the conclusion of the meeting, countries signed a political...

WHA releases statement at the World Health Assembly

27 May 2021 Chris Wingrove

This week the World Health Assembly is meeting virtually for the 74th meeting. On the agenda is a discussion about creating a new Global Health...

World Hepatitis Day campaign launched

24 May 2021 Chris Wingrove

The World Hepatitis Alliance is delighted to launch the 2021 World Hepatitis Day campaign 'Hepatitis Can't Wait' ‘Hepatitis Can’t Wait’ is the new...

World Hepatitis Summit 2022- Dates announcement

20 May 2021 Chris Wingrove

The World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) is pleased to announce that the World Hepatitis Summit (WHS) will return in 2022 with a hybrid meeting. This will...

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...

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What happens after curing hepatitis C? Avoiding, minimising or accepting the risks of re-infection

14 Jun 2021 Krishen Samuel
Swiss men living with HIV approach the risk of re-infection with hepatitis C after cure in different ways, based on recent qualitative research by Dr...

HIV treatment choice affects improvement in liver after hepatitis C cure

8 Jun 2021 Keith Alcorn
People with HIV who were cured of hepatitis C experienced greater reductions in liver stiffness if they were taking an antiretroviral regimen that...

WHO says 2030 hepatitis elimination targets will not be met without massive scale-up of testing and treatment

21 May 2021 Keith Alcorn
Global targets for reducing deaths from viral hepatitis will not be met without massively accelerating universal access to testing and treatment, the...

COVID-19 reduced US hepatitis C testing, diagnosis and treatment

21 May 2021 Keith Alcorn
The COVID-19 pandemic severely reduced hepatitis C testing, diagnosis and treatment in the United States during 2020, a study by Quest Diagnostics...

Liver function improves in most people with cirrhosis after hepatitis C cure

18 May 2021 Keith Alcorn
Most people with hepatitis C and liver cirrhosis experience improvement in liver function after direct-acting antiviral treatment, but a small...

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...