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News from the World Hepatitis Alliance

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...

We're hiring: Project Coordinator (Maternity Cover - 15 months)

1 Jun 2020 Chris Wingrove

About the World Hepatitis Alliance Alongside our 290+ member organisations working on the ground in 94 countries, the World Hepatitis Alliance...

World Hepatitis Alliance submits written intervention ahead of 73rd World Health Assembly

20 May 2020 Lucy Ferrier

Ahead of the 73rd World Health Assembly, WHA submitted a written intervention, which drew on findings from our global COVID-19 survey, to highlight the impact of COVID-19 on people living with viral hepatitis and on hepatitis services....

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...

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News from infohep

Is hepatitis elimination feasible by 2030?

6 Aug 2020 aidsmap.com
Major gaps in hepatitis elimination efforts throughout the world threaten achievement of the World Health Organization targets for achieving...

COVID-19 slows hepatitis elimination

4 Aug 2020 Keith Alcorn
Hepatitis elimination efforts are being severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in many settings, results of a 32-country survey by the World...

New WHO guidance on preventing mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B

28 Jul 2020 Keith Alcorn
Pregnant women who test positive for hepatitis B infection and have a high level of HBV in the blood should receive preventive antiviral therapy with...

Hepatitis C doubles the risk of head and neck cancers

21 Jul 2020 Keith Alcorn
Hepatitis C infection doubles the risk of developing cancers of the oral cavity, upper throat and larynx, a meta-analysis of eight studies has shown...

How often does COVID-19 cause liver disorders?

21 Jul 2020 Keith Alcorn
Increases in liver enzymes are common in people with COVID-19 and occur more frequently in people with severe COVID-19, a meta-analysis of studies...

Hepatitis C drugs may offer an inexpensive treatment option for COVID-19

20 Jul 2020 Liz Highleyman
Sofosbuvir and daclatasvir, two antiviral drugs used to treat hepatitis C, were associated with faster recovery, shorter hospitalisation and improve...

Cirrhosis raises the risk of liver injury in COVID-19 patients

13 Jul 2020 Keith Alcorn
People with cirrhosis, especially those with diabetes or obesity, are more likely to suffer significant liver injury after contracting SARS-CoV-2...

Cameroon study shows hepatitis C treatment is feasible, highly effective in sub-Saharan Africa

23 Jun 2020 Keith Alcorn
High cure rates for hepatitis C can be achieved in Cameroon but the cost of treatment remains out of reach for all but the wealthiest, findings from...

Bacterial infection of the heart on the rise among people with hepatitis C in United States

23 Jun 2020 Keith Alcorn
Diagnoses of infective endocarditis, a life-threatening bacterial infection of the heart valves, have become more common over the past ten years...

NASH is fastest-growing reason for a liver transplant in United States

22 Jun 2020 Keith Alcorn
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), the severe form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), is now the most common reason for a liver...