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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...

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...

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Is hepatitis elimination feasible by 2030?

6 Aug 2020 aidsmap.com
Major gaps in hepatitis elimination efforts throughout the world threaten achievement of the World Health Organization targets for achieving...

COVID-19 slows hepatitis elimination

4 Aug 2020 Keith Alcorn
Hepatitis elimination efforts are being severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in many settings, results of a 32-country survey by the World...

New WHO guidance on preventing mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B

28 Jul 2020 Keith Alcorn
Pregnant women who test positive for hepatitis B infection and have a high level of HBV in the blood should receive preventive antiviral therapy with...

Hepatitis C doubles the risk of head and neck cancers

21 Jul 2020 Keith Alcorn
Hepatitis C infection doubles the risk of developing cancers of the oral cavity, upper throat and larynx, a meta-analysis of eight studies has shown...

How often does COVID-19 cause liver disorders?

21 Jul 2020 Keith Alcorn
Increases in liver enzymes are common in people with COVID-19 and occur more frequently in people with severe COVID-19, a meta-analysis of studies...

Hepatitis C drugs may offer an inexpensive treatment option for COVID-19

20 Jul 2020 Liz Highleyman
Sofosbuvir and daclatasvir, two antiviral drugs used to treat hepatitis C, were associated with faster recovery, shorter hospitalisation and improve...

Cirrhosis raises the risk of liver injury in COVID-19 patients

13 Jul 2020 Keith Alcorn
People with cirrhosis, especially those with diabetes or obesity, are more likely to suffer significant liver injury after contracting SARS-CoV-2...

Cameroon study shows hepatitis C treatment is feasible, highly effective in sub-Saharan Africa

23 Jun 2020 Keith Alcorn
High cure rates for hepatitis C can be achieved in Cameroon but the cost of treatment remains out of reach for all but the wealthiest, findings from...

Bacterial infection of the heart on the rise among people with hepatitis C in United States

23 Jun 2020 Keith Alcorn
Diagnoses of infective endocarditis, a life-threatening bacterial infection of the heart valves, have become more common over the past ten years...

NASH is fastest-growing reason for a liver transplant in United States

22 Jun 2020 Keith Alcorn
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), the severe form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), is now the most common reason for a liver...