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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 It’s really unfortunate for someone just diagnosed with hepatitis C to be withdrawn from their duties, and entirely unnecessary.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...

WORLD HEPATITIS ALLIANCE SUPPORTS EFFORTS TO INCREASE THE DIAGNOSIS OF VIRAL HEPATITIS

20 Jun 2019 Chris Wingrove

A new digital tool released today (20 June) will support advocacy efforts to find the 290 million people who are unaware that they are living with...

hepinion: The evidence is in, governments need to recognise the value of civil society

29 May 2019 Lucy Ferrier

Cary James, CEO of World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA), explores the importance and impact of civil society engagement in the creation and implementation of hepatitis elimination strategies...

hepVoice May is Out Now

29 May 2019 Lucy Ferrier

The May 2019 edition of hepVoice, the monthly e-magazine from the World Hepatitis Alliance...

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-...

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Cotadutide improves metabolic and liver biomarkers in people with NAFLD and diabetes

26 Oct 2020 Liz Highleyman
Cotadutide, an experimental therapy that alters glucose and lipid metabolism, led to weight loss and improvements in metabolic, cardiovascular and...

Experimental NASH treatments: Gilead candidates miss primary endpoint but show some benefits

20 Oct 2020 Liz Highleyman
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Test and treat reduces hepatitis C by 83% in Melbourne gay men with HIV

13 Oct 2020 Keith Alcorn
Testing and treatment for hepatitis C in gay and bisexual men with HIV in Melbourne reduced the prevalence of the infection by 83% between 2012 and...

Fatty liver disease common in people living with HIV and hepatitis B

30 Sep 2020 Keith Alcorn
Around one in three people with HIV and hepatitis B had fatty liver disease and one in ten had liver damage, US researchers from the Hepatitis B...

Diabetes raises the risk of liver damage in people with HIV

21 Sep 2020 Keith Alcorn
Almost half of people with HIV with unexplained liver enzyme elevations or other abnormal liver markers had non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and...

Models can help predict liver cancer in people cured of hepatitis C

17 Sep 2020 Liz Highleyman
Three new methods using readily available clinical parameters can help predict who will develop hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after achieving...

International registries provide more information about COVID-19 and liver disease

17 Sep 2020 Liz Highleyman
People with advanced liver cirrhosis are more likely to develop severe COVID-19 complications and to die from it, but those who have received liver...

Aldafermin reduces liver fat in phase 2 study

14 Sep 2020 Keith Alcorn
Aldafermin significantly reduced liver fat content and liver damage in a phase 2 study of a 24-week treatment course, Dr Stephen Harrison, Visiting...

Fatty liver disease affects one in four in Europe, study estimates

7 Sep 2020 Keith Alcorn
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease affects one in four people in the general population in Europe and just over one in twenty people have advanced...

Stopping antivirals may offer a chance for a hepatitis B cure

6 Sep 2020 Liz Highleyman
Discontinuation of long-term nucleoside/nucleotide antiviral treatment for hepatitis B can allow some people to achieve a cure, according to a pair...