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Message from Su Wang, World Hepatitis Alliance President

16 Mar 2020 Chris Wingrove

Dear Colleagues, It is my honour to take up the role of President of the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) this year. It is a privilege to represent...

WHA launches new guide for members

27 Feb 2020 Chris Wingrove

The World Hepatitis Alliance has launched a new guide for advocates in countries that receive Global Fund support to use when making the case for co-...

hepinion: The African Union must provide leadership for hepatitis elimination

21 Feb 2020 Lucy Ferrier

By Dr Alioune Coulibaly, WHA Board Member for the AFRO Region In February the African Union met and the Presidency of the Union handed over from...

hepVoice February is out now

21 Feb 2020 Lucy Ferrier

The latest issue of hepVoice is out now. In this issue: + New hepatitis progress to elimination data available; + Message from WHA's president, Su...

World Day of Social Justice: towards an equitable response to harm reduction and hepatitis

20 Feb 2020 Lucy Ferrier

Only through reaching marginalised communities with integrated, accessible, human rights-focussed and person-centred services will we close the inequalities gap and achieve social justice for people affected by viral hepatitis....

Catch up with our second webinar with FIND

18 Feb 2020 Chris Wingrove

Join Sonjelle Shilton, Deputy Head HCV Access at the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), as she explores strategies to increase access...

World Hepatitis Alliance welcomes three new board members

6 Jan 2020 Lucy Ferrier

The World Hepatitis Alliance is delighted to welcome three new members to its executive board...

hepVoice December is out now

19 Dec 2019 Lucy Ferrier

The latest issue of hepVoice is out now. In this issue: + Meet WHA's new board members; + WHO report: Ignoring the health of people in prisons now...

World Hepatitis Day 2019 Summary Report out now

18 Dec 2019 Lucy Ferrier

With photographs and details of World Hepatitis Alliance member activities, a summary of major commitments and announcements from national governments, and impressive impact statistics, the World Hepatitis Day 2019 Summary Report is designed to demonstrate the impact of World Hepatitis Day (WHD) and to provide inspiration to others planning WHD activities for 2020....

hepinion: 2019, a year to remember

16 Dec 2019 Lucy Ferrier

by Cary James, WHA CEO We have come to the end of another year and I believe it’s important that we take time to pause and briefly reflect on the...

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....

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What happens after curing hepatitis C? Avoiding, minimising or accepting the risks of re-infection

14 Jun 2021 Krishen Samuel
Swiss men living with HIV approach the risk of re-infection with hepatitis C after cure in different ways, based on recent qualitative research by Dr...

HIV treatment choice affects improvement in liver after hepatitis C cure

8 Jun 2021 Keith Alcorn
People with HIV who were cured of hepatitis C experienced greater reductions in liver stiffness if they were taking an antiretroviral regimen that...

WHO says 2030 hepatitis elimination targets will not be met without massive scale-up of testing and treatment

21 May 2021 Keith Alcorn
Global targets for reducing deaths from viral hepatitis will not be met without massively accelerating universal access to testing and treatment, the...

COVID-19 reduced US hepatitis C testing, diagnosis and treatment

21 May 2021 Keith Alcorn
The COVID-19 pandemic severely reduced hepatitis C testing, diagnosis and treatment in the United States during 2020, a study by Quest Diagnostics...

Liver function improves in most people with cirrhosis after hepatitis C cure

18 May 2021 Keith Alcorn
Most people with hepatitis C and liver cirrhosis experience improvement in liver function after direct-acting antiviral treatment, but a small...

Australia: recent drug users more likely to start hepatitis C treatment

10 May 2021 Keith Alcorn
Australia’s model of universal access to direct-acting antiviral treatment for hepatitis C has been especially successful in treating recent drug...

Hepatitis C testing in gay and bisexual men with HIV below target, US study finds

27 Apr 2021 Keith Alcorn
Testing for hepatitis C among gay and bisexual men with HIV who are at higher risk of acquiring hepatitis C is falling short of recommendations, a...

Community-wide hepatitis C elimination campaign in Seattle increases number treated tenfold

20 Apr 2021 Keith Alcorn
A community-wide hepatitis C elimination campaign in Seattle, United States, tripled the number of people screened for hepatitis C and increased the...

Swiss opioid substitution therapy programme reports strong progress towards hepatitis C elimination

14 Apr 2021 Keith Alcorn
Direct-acting antiviral treatment cured almost everyone treated for hepatitis C in a large cohort of people receiving opioid substitution therapy,...

Reinfection after hepatitis C cure predicted by sexually transmitted infections

7 Apr 2021 Keith Alcorn
Screening for sexually transmitted infections in people co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C during or shortly after completing direct-acting...