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World Hepatitis Alliance submits written intervention ahead of 73rd World Health Assembly

20 May 2020 Lucy Ferrier

Ahead of the 73rd World Health Assembly, WHA submitted a written intervention, which drew on findings from our global COVID-19 survey, to highlight the impact of COVID-19 on people living with viral hepatitis and on hepatitis services....

hepVoice March/April is out now

1 Apr 2020 Lucy Ferrier

The latest issue of hepVoice is out now. In this issue: + COVID-19 message from WHA President, Su Wang;
 + New partnership to eliminate hepatitis C...

COVID-19. Information for people living with viral hepatitis

31 Mar 2020 Chris Wingrove

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) is committed to bringing you the most up to date information for people living with...

COVID-19 message from World Hepatitis Alliance president, Su Wang

25 Mar 2020 Lucy Ferrier

know the WHA family of members around the world will make it through this crisis together....

WHA features in Your Liver campaign

17 Mar 2020 Chris Wingrove

WHA recently worked with Health Awareness on the 2020 Your Liver campaign. A printed publication was enclosed within every copy of the Guardian...

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...

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Testing COVID-19 patients for viral hepatitis does not detect numerous undiagnosed cases

19 Sep 2021 Keith Alcorn
Screening people admitted to hospital with COVID-19 for hepatitis C or hepatitis B does not lead to detection of a large number of undiagnosed...

Ultra-short course treatment for hepatitis C: high failure rate but does not compromise second-line treatment

13 Sep 2021 Keith Alcorn
Ultra-short treatment courses tailored to a person's pre-treatment viral load deliver lower cure rates than 8-week treatment courses, but...

Short stay in prison increases the risk of hepatitis for people who use drugs

3 Sep 2021 Keith Alcorn
People who use drugs were over 50% more likely to acquire hepatitis C between 2004 and 2019 if they spent even a brief period in prison, a...

Japanese study shows benefits of treating hepatitis C early

24 Aug 2021 Keith Alcorn
Curing hepatitis C in people with mild fibrosis by the age of 50 reduces their risk of death to the same level as the rest of the population,...

US CDC recommends third dose of Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for organ transplant recipients

16 Aug 2021 Keith Alcorn
People who have undergone a solid organ transplant and who received the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines should receive a third dose, the US...

High hepatitis C cure rate in Thai study of community-based treatment

9 Aug 2021 Keith Alcorn
Community-based testing and treatment for HIV and hepatitis C achieved high hepatitis C cure rates in Thailand, results from the Thai C-FREE study...

Hepatitis C virtually eliminated in people with HIV in the Netherlands

23 Jul 2021 Keith Alcorn
Hepatitis C has been almost eliminated as a health problem for people living with HIV in the Netherlands due to direct-acting antiviral treatment...

Immunotherapy plus arterial infusion chemotherapy shows promise for advanced liver cancer

12 Jul 2021 Liz Highleyman
An experimental immune checkpoint inhibitor plus chemotherapy delivered directly into the hepatic artery in the liver led to good outcomes in people...

COVID-19 vaccine responses are weaker in liver transplant patients

8 Jul 2021 Keith Alcorn
Liver transplant recipients in Israel were less likely to develop antibodies after a second dose of the Pfizer SARS-CoV-2 vaccine than healthy...

Weaker COVID-19 vaccine responses seen in people with advanced liver fibrosis

5 Jul 2021 Liz Highleyman
Among people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), those with more advanced liver fibrosis did not respond as well to the Pfizer-BioNTech...