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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...

WHA is looking for skilled and creative freelancers

25 Sep 2020 Lucy Ferrier

The World Hepatitis Alliance is currently searching for skilled, creative and free-thinking freelancers to support the organisation’s fight against...

Vacancy: Communications Manager

24 Sep 2020 Chris Wingrove

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 5 OCTOBER It is an exciting time to be joining the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA), we are about to embark on a new five-...

Celebrating World Hepatitis Day: hepVoice July/August 2020 out now

18 Aug 2020 Lucy Ferrier

The latest issue of hepVoice is out now. In this issue: + WHA members shine on World Hepatitis Day;
 + hepinion: Why we need World Hepatitis Day now...

A message from WHA President, Dr Su Wang

29 Jul 2020 Chris Wingrove

World Hepatitis Day 2020 is an important landmark for the hepatitis community. We are now just ten years away from the 2030 elimination targets set...

WHA launches new report on World Hepatitis Day: Developing an HCV Investment Case for Punjab (India)

24 Jul 2020 Lucy Ferrier

On World Hepatitis Day (28 July) 2020, the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA), in partnership with the Ministry of Health in India Punjab State and the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), is pleased to launch a new report: Developing an HCV Investment Case for Punjab (India)...

World Hepatitis Day webinar series

26 Jun 2020 Chris Wingrove

Our webinar series explores key issues in global hepatitis elimination. Each webinar will bring together an expert panel of speakers to share their...

hepVoice May/June is out now

25 Jun 2020 Lucy Ferrier

The latest issue of hepVoice is out now. In this issue: + WHA members inspire during COVID-19 pandemic;
 + New World Hepatitis Day website and...

Urge your government to keep their promise to eliminate viral hepatitis

18 Jun 2020 Lucy Ferrier

Support NOhep's World Hepatitis Day open letter campaign to urge your government to stand by their commitment to eliminate viral hepatitis....

New World Hepatitis Day website and campaign materials launched

9 Jun 2020 Lucy Ferrier

We have launched a brand new website and campaign materials for the 2020 World Hepatitis Day campaign...

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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...

Hepatitis C does not raise the risk of death from COVID-19

19 Feb 2021 Keith Alcorn
People with hepatitis C were more likely to be admitted to hospital as a result of SARS-CoV-2 infection but no more likely to die when compared to...

Hepatitis C treatment reduces stroke and heart attack risk

18 Feb 2021 Keith Alcorn
Hepatitis C treatment reduces the risk of subsequent stroke or heart attack by between 25 and 35%, a meta-analysis of studies published in the...

Hepatitis C declining among drug users in UK

11 Feb 2021 Keith Alcorn
The prevalence of hepatitis C in people who inject drugs has fallen modestly in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and sharply in Scotland since...

High adherence and hepatitis C cure rates in active drug and alcohol users

4 Feb 2021 Keith Alcorn
People who use drugs achieved high rates of hepatitis C cure on direct-acting antiviral treatment despite ongoing drug and alcohol use, demonstrating...

Hepatitis C elimination in France feasible if new infections in gay and bisexual men decline

27 Jan 2021 Keith Alcorn
Hepatitis C is becoming more concentrated in gay and bisexual men with HIV in France as direct-acting antiviral treatment cures the infection in...

HIV doubles the risk of liver fibrosis by middle-age, without viral hepatitis

26 Jan 2021 Michael Carter
Having HIV almost doubles the risk of liver fibrosis, according to European research published in the online edition of the Journal of Infectious...

Will people with liver disease be prioritised for COVID-19 vaccination?

19 Jan 2021 Keith Alcorn
People with decompensated cirrhosis should be prioritised for COVID-19 vaccination and immunosuppressive treatment after a liver transplant should...

What's needed to eliminate hepatitis C in people with HIV in Scotland?

18 Jan 2021 Keith Alcorn
To eliminate hepatitis C in people with HIV in Scotland, healthcare providers will need to reach people not on HIV treatment and step up testing...

Public-sector hepatitis C treatment programmes expanding in lower- and middle-income countries

8 Jan 2021 Keith Alcorn
Public-sector hepatitis C treatment programmes have cured tens of thousands of people in lower- and lower-middle-income countries with the aid of low...