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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...

WHA announces new CEO and President-Elect

13 Mar 2019 Chris Wingrove

Cary James hired as new CEO; Dr. Su Wang appointed as WHA President-Elect...

hepVoice February is Out Now

27 Feb 2019 Lucy Ferrier

The latest issue of hepVoice is out now, in this issue: WHA launches the Find the Missing Millions in-country Advocacy Programme Are we surprised...

Applications open for new in-country programme

4 Feb 2019 Chris Wingrove

WHA are excited to announce that as part of the Find the Missing Millions campaign, we are welcoming applications from WHA members for our new in-...

Q4 review and 2019 plans

1 Feb 2019 Chris Wingrove

We are pleased to present the Quarter 4 Progress Repor t which covers World Hepatitis Alliance activities from October -December 2018. During this...

Watch the webcast of the Hepatitis Elimination Symposium

25 Jan 2019 Chris Wingrove

Working in partnership with the Chronic Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) and the Annenberg Center, WHA delivered a CME accredited, satellite symposium...

hepVoice January is Out Now

22 Jan 2019 Chris Wingrove

The latest issue of hepVoice is out now, in this issue: Rwanda Launches Elimination Strategy New Zealand Gets Fully Funded Treatment Find The Missing...

2019 Board Elections

20 Dec 2018 Chris Wingrove

2019 is an election year for the World Hepatitis Alliance Board. Three regional positions are up for election, the European Region (EURO) with one...

World Hepatitis Day 2018 Global Report

17 Dec 2018 Chris Wingrove

We are pleased to present the World Hepatitis Day 2018 Global Summary Report which can be downloaded now from the World Hepatitis Alliance website....

hepVoice December out now!

14 Dec 2018 Chris Wingrove

The latest issue of hepVoice is out now, in this issue: Making the Financial Case for Hepatitis C Elimination in Nigeria WHA Board Elections Find The...

New year, new challenges- A note from Raquel Peck

11 Dec 2018

In a cold December day much like this one, I walked into Geneva’s ‘Registre du Commerce’ to help set up the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA). Eleven...

Could you be our next CEO?

7 Dec 2018 Chris Wingrove

The World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) is working in partnership with Harris Hill to recruit WHA's next Chief Executive, to take over when Raquel Peck...

Leadership Changes at the World Hepatitis Alliance

27 Nov 2018 Chris Wingrove

It is with mixed emotions that the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) and its Board announce that Raquel Peck has decided to step down as CEO as of...

November 2018: Hep Headlines

19 Nov 2018 Chris Wingrove

Hepatitis is making the news regularly thanks to the work of WHA members, here are a few highlights . Iceland could eliminate hepatitis C by 2020 In...

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Emricasan and selonsertib fail to improve fibrosis in people with NASH

12 Nov 2019 Liz Highleyman
A pair of experimental therapies for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) failed to offer notable improvements in controlled clinical trials, despite...

When is the right time to treat hepatitis C in people with liver cancer?

27 Oct 2019 Keith Alcorn
Direct-acting antiviral treatment for hepatitis C need not be delayed until the completion of treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC; liver...

Tesamorelin reduces liver fat and fibrosis progression in people with HIV and NAFLD

21 Oct 2019 Keith Alcorn
Treatment with tesamorelin, a synthetic growth hormone-releasing hormone, reduced liver fat content and reduced the progression of liver fibrosis in...

Trivalent hepatitis B vaccine appears more effective than existing options

18 Oct 2019 Liz Highleyman
Sci-B-Vac, an investigational vaccine that contains three different hepatitis B virus (HBV) proteins, may offer more protection, especially for older...

Hepatitis C vaccine fails to prevent chronic infection

10 Oct 2019 Liz Highleyman
An experimental two-part vaccine was not able to prevent chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in a mid-stage study, according to a presentation...

People who use drugs would prefer to get hepatitis C treatment at a community pharmacy

4 Oct 2019 Keith Alcorn
Seventy-eight per cent of people using needle and syringe programmes in community pharmacies in London who opted to test for hepatitis C would prefer...

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease raises the risk of cancer in overweight people

24 Sep 2019 Keith Alcorn
Obesity without non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) does not raise the risk of cancer, but people with NAFLD who are also obese are almost...

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...