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WHA and UNITE host side meeting at the United Nations High-Level Meeting on UHC

19 Sep 2019 Chris Wingrove

Securing political leadership and innovative funding to achieve Universal Health Coverage. Where: UNAIDS New York office, 801 2nd Avenue/43rd St....

United Against Hepatitis- A Network for Hepatitis Free Society

12 Sep 2019 Isabel Bull

In 2016, 194 governments including that of India committed to eliminating viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030. In doing so, India has committed to diagnosing 30 per cent of people living with viral hepatitis by 2020 and 90 per cent of people by 2030....

World Hepatitis Alliance and IAPAC Announce Fast-Track Cities Partnership

9 Sep 2019 Lucy Ferrier

The World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) and the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC) announced a new partnership today on the first day of the Fast-Track Cities 2019 conference in London....

hepinion: Exploring a pioneering catalytic funding mechanism for elimination in Uzbekistan

3 Sep 2019 Tash Priya

In Uzbekistan around 5,300 people die each year from liver disease and cancer related to hepatitis B or C. The tragedy is that almost all of these deaths are preventable. Uzbekistan, like many other low- to middle-income countries, faces a huge economic and social burden because of viral hepatitis. With no global funder present to help them to tackle the disease, new innovative models of financing need to be explored to make hepatitis elimination a reality....

World Hepatitis Day special: hepVoice August is Out Now

27 Aug 2019 Lucy Ferrier

The August 2019 edition of hepVoice, the monthly e-magazine from the World Hepatitis Alliance....

hepinion: We must invest in viral hepatitis

30 Jul 2019 Chris Wingrove

Earlier this year JHEP released an article entitled ‘Global progress on the elimination of viral hepatitis as a major public health threat: An analysis of WHO Member State responses 2017’. Encouragingly, the article concludes that countries are making progress with respect to national hepatitis planning. However, there remains a major issue: financing....

hepVoice July is Out Now

25 Jul 2019 Lucy Ferrier

The July 2019 edition of hepVoice, the monthly e-magazine from the World Hepatitis Alliance...

Presidents message ahead of World Hepatitis Day

25 Jul 2019 Chris Wingrove

World Hepatitis Day is the one day when the world unites to celebrate the progress made towards the elimination of viral hepatitis. Progress that has...

hepinion: stigma and discrimination affects everyone

10 Jul 2019 Lucy Ferrier

On April 21, 2019, the shocking news came out that Pakistani cricketer Shadab Khan had been ruled out of the series against England prior to the Cricket World Cup 2019 after being diagnosed with hepatitis C. Shadab is a key player of Pakistan, the only specialist spinner in the 15 player squad. It’s really unfortunate for someone just diagnosed with hepatitis C to be withdrawn from their duties, and entirely unnecessary. If a renowned player like Shadab Khan became a victim of discrimination than what about common people?...

hepVoice June is Out Now

26 Jun 2019 Lucy Ferrier

The June 2019 edition of hepVoice, the monthly e-magazine from the World Hepatitis Alliance...

WORLD HEPATITIS ALLIANCE SUPPORTS EFFORTS TO INCREASE THE DIAGNOSIS OF VIRAL HEPATITIS

20 Jun 2019 Chris Wingrove

A new digital tool released today (20 June) will support advocacy efforts to find the 290 million people who are unaware that they are living with...

hepinion: The evidence is in, governments need to recognise the value of civil society

29 May 2019 Lucy Ferrier

Cary James, CEO of World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA), explores the importance and impact of civil society engagement in the creation and implementation of hepatitis elimination strategies...

hepVoice May is Out Now

29 May 2019 Lucy Ferrier

The May 2019 edition of hepVoice, the monthly e-magazine from the World Hepatitis Alliance...

hepinion: Patients have an important role to play in the development of a hepatitis B cure

2 May 2019 Lucy Ferrier

In April the International Coalition to Eliminate Hepatitis B (ICE-HBV) launched the ‘Global Scientific Strategy to Cure hepatitis B’, setting out a roadmap for the global scientific community to discover a cure for hepatitis B. In this opinion piece, WHA President-elect Dr Su Wang discusses the important role patients have to play in the development of a hepatitis B cure....

hepVoice April is Out Now

30 Apr 2019 Lucy Ferrier

The April 2019 edition of hepVoice, the monthly e-magazine from the World Hepatitis Alliance...

Vacancy: Project Coordinator

25 Apr 2019 Bridie Taylor

The World Hepatitis Alliance is currently recruiting for a Project Coordinator to assist with the ongoing delivery of World Hepatitis Alliance...

Find And The World Hepatitis Alliance Team Up To Amplify Advocacy For Hepatitis C Diagnosis

16 Apr 2019 Lucy Ferrier

• FIND and the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) join forces to co-ordinate and strengthen advocacy and communications efforts for hepatitis C diagnostics through joint initiatives nationally, regionally and globally • Memorandum of Understanding signed on the sidelines of the 2019 EASL International Liver Congress™...

hepVoice March is out now

27 Mar 2019 Lucy Ferrier

The March 2019 edition of hepVoice, the monthly e-magazine from the World Hepatitis Alliance...

Water free from hepatitis A virus is a human right

20 Mar 2019 Isabel Bull

Unsafe water can cause hepatitis A infection. Hepatitis A is particularly prevalent in India, so WHA member PAHAL is working hard to educate people about the disease and encourage vulnerable populations to get vaccinated, and is advocating for potable water supplies for all. On World Water Day, we must remember that whoever you are, wherever you are, safe water is a human right....

WHA supports African Hepatitis Summit 2019

19 Mar 2019 Chris Wingrove

WHA Board Member, Kenneth Kabagambe is hosting the first African Hepatitis Summit in Kampala, Uganda on June 18-20th. The African Hepatitis Summit...

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Fatty liver raises the risk of death in people with HIV and hepatitis C

15 Sep 2019 Keith Alcorn
People with HIV and hepatitis C co-infection who had fatty liver disease were twice as likely to die during a five-year follow-up period as their...

Does hepatitis C virus remain in the body after successful treatment?

11 Sep 2019 Keith Alcorn
Persistence of very low-level hepatitis C infection after a sustained virologic response to hepatitis C treatment is an extremely rare event and is...

Curing hepatitis C may reduce inflammation in people with HIV

11 Sep 2019 Liz Highleyman
Successful treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) may lead to a reduction in immune activation related to leakage of bacteria from the gut in people...

FDA warns of rare cases of serious liver injury with newer hepatitis C drugs

29 Aug 2019 Keith Alcorn
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about the risk of serious liver injury in people with hepatitis C after starting...

Voluntary licensing of hepatitis C drugs has led to more people on treatment

28 Aug 2019 Keith Alcorn
Voluntary licensing of hepatitis C treatments to generic drug manufacturers for sale in lower- and middle-income countries has increased the number...

US doctors failing to diagnose hepatitis C years after first signs of cirrhosis

23 Aug 2019 Keith Alcorn
Doctors are failing to test for hepatitis C in up to one in five people who have advanced liver disease despite many years of medical care, and...

Hepatitis B raises the risk of some cancers

12 Aug 2019 Keith Alcorn
Chinese people with chronic hepatitis B infection had an increased risk of several digestive system cancers, especially stomach cancer, researchers...

Young adults with vertical HIV and hepatitis C co-infection have a high hepatitis C cure rate

8 Aug 2019 Liz Highleyman
Young adults with vertically transmitted HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection can easily be cured with direct-acting antivirals (DAAs),...

13% of HIV-positive Europeans who are cured of hepatitis C are reinfected

5 Aug 2019 Liz Highleyman
More than one in ten HIV-positive people in the large EuroSIDA cohort who were cured of hepatitis C were reinfected within two years, according to...

Hepatitis C does not raise risk of heart disease or cancers in people with HIV

18 Jul 2019 Keith Alcorn
Hepatitis C co-infection does not increase the risk of cardiovascular disease or non-AIDS cancers in people with HIV, an analysis of the large...