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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...

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...

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Testing COVID-19 patients for viral hepatitis does not detect numerous undiagnosed cases

19 Sep 2021 Keith Alcorn
Screening people admitted to hospital with COVID-19 for hepatitis C or hepatitis B does not lead to detection of a large number of undiagnosed...

Ultra-short course treatment for hepatitis C: high failure rate but does not compromise second-line treatment

13 Sep 2021 Keith Alcorn
Ultra-short treatment courses tailored to a person's pre-treatment viral load deliver lower cure rates than 8-week treatment courses, but...

Short stay in prison increases the risk of hepatitis for people who use drugs

3 Sep 2021 Keith Alcorn
People who use drugs were over 50% more likely to acquire hepatitis C between 2004 and 2019 if they spent even a brief period in prison, a...

Japanese study shows benefits of treating hepatitis C early

24 Aug 2021 Keith Alcorn
Curing hepatitis C in people with mild fibrosis by the age of 50 reduces their risk of death to the same level as the rest of the population,...

US CDC recommends third dose of Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for organ transplant recipients

16 Aug 2021 Keith Alcorn
People who have undergone a solid organ transplant and who received the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines should receive a third dose, the US...

High hepatitis C cure rate in Thai study of community-based treatment

9 Aug 2021 Keith Alcorn
Community-based testing and treatment for HIV and hepatitis C achieved high hepatitis C cure rates in Thailand, results from the Thai C-FREE study...

Hepatitis C virtually eliminated in people with HIV in the Netherlands

23 Jul 2021 Keith Alcorn
Hepatitis C has been almost eliminated as a health problem for people living with HIV in the Netherlands due to direct-acting antiviral treatment...

Immunotherapy plus arterial infusion chemotherapy shows promise for advanced liver cancer

12 Jul 2021 Liz Highleyman
An experimental immune checkpoint inhibitor plus chemotherapy delivered directly into the hepatic artery in the liver led to good outcomes in people...

COVID-19 vaccine responses are weaker in liver transplant patients

8 Jul 2021 Keith Alcorn
Liver transplant recipients in Israel were less likely to develop antibodies after a second dose of the Pfizer SARS-CoV-2 vaccine than healthy...

Weaker COVID-19 vaccine responses seen in people with advanced liver fibrosis

5 Jul 2021 Liz Highleyman
Among people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), those with more advanced liver fibrosis did not respond as well to the Pfizer-BioNTech...