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WHA Board and President-Elect nominations

5 Nov 2018 Chris Wingrove

2019 is an election year for the World Hepatitis Alliance Board. The time has come for members to have a say about who is representing them at both a...

Work for the World Hepatitis Alliance

22 Oct 2018 Chris Wingrove

Viral hepatitis is the seventh leading cause of death globally, accounting for 1.4 million deaths per year – more than HIV/AIDS, or TB, or malaria....

OCTOBER 2018: HEP HEADLINES

10 Oct 2018 Chris Wingrove

Hepatitis is making the news regularly thanks to the work of WHA members, here are a few highlights . Groundbreaking pledge of United Nations...

BLOG: The role of Civil Society in the development of health technology to eliminate viral hepatitis

28 Sep 2018 Chris Wingrove

Currently, out of 71 million people living with hepatitis C, only 20% know they are ill. That’s 57 million men, women and children at risk of...

WHA President, Michael Ninburg addresses hep-C community summit held before INHSU 2018

19 Sep 2018 Chris Wingrove

“Every country in the world has committed to the elimination of viral hepatitis by 2030. But this is not going to happen without a comprehensive,...

September 2018: Hep Headlines

11 Sep 2018 Chris Wingrove

Hepatitis is making the news regularly thanks to the work of WHA members, here are a few highlights First ever conference on ehealth and the...

Vacancy: Communications Manager

6 Sep 2018 Chris Wingrove

The World Hepatitis Alliance is currently recruiting for a Communications Manager to help shape and deliver and ambitious communications strategy....

August 2018: Hep Headlines

10 Aug 2018 Bridie Taylor

Thanks to World Hepatitis Day, viral hepatitis made the news more than ever this month. Here’s just a snapshot of some of the announcements made on...

290 million worldwide unaware they are living with deadly virus

28 Jul 2018 Bridie Taylor

New data released on World Hepatitis Day reveals barriers that leave 9 in 10 people living with viral hepatitis undiagnosed and untreated World...

World Hepatitis Alliance and InTec partner to Find the Missing Millions

28 Jul 2018 Bridie Taylor

Global diagnostic manufacturer donates 25,000 hepatitis C tests on World Hepatitis Day [World Hepatitis Alliance, London, 28 July 2018] On World...

Join the Quest to Find the Missing Millions on World Hepatitis Day 2018

22 Jun 2018 Bridie Taylor

The Quest to Find the Missing Millions has begun! The Quest to Find the Missing Millions is an online hub with ideas and information for...

JUNE 2018: HEP HEADLINES

6 Jun 2018 Bridie Taylor

Viral hepatitis is making the headlines. Here’s the latest news from the field of viral hepatitis this month. WHO reports progress on global...

MAY 2018: HEP HEADLINES

2 May 2018 Bridie Taylor

Viral hepatitis is making the headlines. Here’s the latest news from the field of viral hepatitis this month. Founder of the World Hepatitis Alliance...

Founder of the World Hepatitis Alliance appointed as Executive Director of the Medicines Patent Pool

19 Apr 2018 Bridie Taylor

Charles Gore continues his legacy of improving access to treatment for people living with hepatitis B and C Today the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP)...

APRIL 2018: HEP HEADLINES

13 Apr 2018 Bridie Taylor

Viral hepatitis is making the headlines. Here’s the latest news from the field of viral hepatitis this month. World Hepatitis Day 2018 campaign to...

World Hepatitis Alliance poised to “Find the Missing Millions” on World Hepatitis Day

28 Mar 2018 Bridie Taylor

Today, the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) launched this year’s World Hepatitis Day campaign entitled “Find the Missing Millions”. Under the theme of...

Hepatitis C among people who use drugs – Side Event at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

12 Mar 2018 Bridie Taylor

The prevalence of hepatitis C among people who use drugs remains extremely high. However, the remarkable progress in science and medicine along with...

Close to 3 million access hepatitis C cure

9 Mar 2018 Bridie Taylor

On 8 March 2018, WHO launched the "Progress report on access to hepatitis C treatment" which is an update on the first edition, published in 2016. It...

MARCH 2018: HEP HEADLINES

2 Mar 2018 Bridie Taylor

Viral hepatitis is making the headlines. Here’s the latest news from the field of viral hepatitis this month. Malta steps up elimination efforts...

February 2018: Hep Headlines

6 Feb 2018 Bridie Taylor

Viral hepatitis is making the headlines. Here’s the latest news from the field of viral hepatitis this month. WHA welcomes a New President: Michael...

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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...