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Catch up on the FIND webinar on hepatitis C diagnostics

28 Nov 2019 Chris Wingrove

On Wednesday the 27th November we were joined by FIND for a webinar on the diagnositcs landscape of hepatitis C testing. If you missed the webinar...

hepVoice November is Out Now

20 Nov 2019 Lucy Ferrier

The latest issue of hepVoice is out now. In this issue: + Global hepatology societies call for better hepatitis C testing and access to treatment; +...

hepinion: decentralisation and task shifting will accelerate the elimination of viral hepatitis

19 Nov 2019 Lucy Ferrier

We will not achieve the elimination of hepatitis C if we do not reach those most at-risk and most affected. The decentralisation of services will help us test, treat and cure marginalised and at-risk communities, wherever they are....

Nominate your candidate to stand for election as a WHA Regional Board Member.

7 Nov 2019 Isabel Bull

Nominations are open for candidates to stand for election as the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) Regional Board Members for the African (AFRO),...

hepVoice October is out now

21 Oct 2019 Lucy Ferrier

The latest issue of hepVoice is out now. In this issue: World Hepatitis Alliance welcomes 10 new members; Universal Health Coverage: what it means...

hepinion: global funders must join the fight for hepatitis elimination

16 Oct 2019 Lucy Ferrier

by Dr Philip Bruggman Earlier this month, the Global Fund met for its sixth replenishment meeting in Lyon, France, where it achieved its ambitious...

EVENT: Universal Health Coverage & HIV – The Potential Impact of Collaborative Innovations with Viral Hepatitis Elimination

1 Oct 2019 Lucy Ferrier

The World Hepatitis Alliance, in collaboration with ICE-HBV and partners, are organising a session at the Global Fund’s replenishment conference in Lyon on 8 October....

The World Hepatitis Alliance and UNITE partner to combat viral hepatitis

26 Sep 2019 Lucy Ferrier

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM (September 26, 2019) The World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) and UNITE, the global parliamentarians network to end HIV/AIDS, viral...

Universal Health Coverage: what it means for viral hepatitis

25 Sep 2019 Lucy Ferrier

- written by Cary James, World Hepatitis Alliance CEO On Monday 23rd September I attended the United Nations (UN) High Level Meeting on Universal...

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....

PRIME® launch Practical Toolkit for Building a Successful Partnership with High-Risk Hepatitis C Patients.

29 Aug 2019 Lucy Ferrier

Leading healthcare education and research company PRIME® has launched a practical toolkit aimed at aligning patients and providers in the prevention and treatment of hepatitis C....

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...

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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...

Hepatitis C in England: deaths decline but new infections steady since 2011

9 Jun 2020 Keith Alcorn
The number of people with chronic hepatitis C infection in England has fallen by 30% since 2016 due to direct-acting antiviral treatment, says Public...

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease does not raise the risk of COVID-19, gene study shows

26 May 2020 Keith Alcorn
People with a genetic profile that strongly predicts non-alcoholic or metabolic-associated fatty liver disease were not at higher risk of being...

COVID-19 in chronic liver disease: advanced cirrhosis greatly raises risk of death

22 May 2020 Keith Alcorn
People with chronic liver disease admitted to hospital with COVID-19 are dying at a much higher rate than the rest of the population, figures...

Weight gain after hepatitis C cure is common

19 May 2020 Keith Alcorn
Substantial weight gain is common after hepatitis C cure, an analysis of a large cohort shows, and around one in five people with normal body weight...

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease affects a quarter of lean people living with HIV

13 May 2020 Michael Carter
A quarter of people living with HIV with normal body weight have non-alcoholic-fatty liver disease (NAFLD), Italian and Canadian investigators report...

Short-course treatment for recent hepatitis C: some courses may be too short

7 May 2020 Keith Alcorn
An eight-week course of grazoprevir/elbasvir (Zepatier) achieved a high cure rate in people recently infected with hepatitis C, but another study...

Hepatitis C treatment in adolescents and young people late but successful, Spanish study shows

5 May 2020 Keith Alcorn
Treatment for hepatitis C was highly effective in clearing the virus in young people co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C through vertical infection...