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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-...

Q4 review and 2019 plans

1 Feb 2019 Chris Wingrove

We are pleased to present the Quarter 4 Progress Repor t which covers World Hepatitis Alliance activities from October -December 2018. During this...

Watch the webcast of the Hepatitis Elimination Symposium

25 Jan 2019 Chris Wingrove

Working in partnership with the Chronic Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) and the Annenberg Center, WHA delivered a CME accredited, satellite symposium...

hepVoice January is Out Now

22 Jan 2019 Chris Wingrove

The latest issue of hepVoice is out now, in this issue: Rwanda Launches Elimination Strategy New Zealand Gets Fully Funded Treatment Find The Missing...

2019 Board Elections

20 Dec 2018 Chris Wingrove

2019 is an election year for the World Hepatitis Alliance Board. Three regional positions are up for election, the European Region (EURO) with one...

World Hepatitis Day 2018 Global Report

17 Dec 2018 Chris Wingrove

We are pleased to present the World Hepatitis Day 2018 Global Summary Report which can be downloaded now from the World Hepatitis Alliance website....

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...

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Public-sector hepatitis C treatment programmes expanding in lower- and middle-income countries

8 Jan 2021 Keith Alcorn
Public-sector hepatitis C treatment programmes have cured tens of thousands of people in lower- and lower-middle-income countries with the aid of low...

Semaglutide alone or in combination regimens shows promise for NASH

18 Dec 2020 Liz Highleyman
Semaglutide, a medication approved to treat type 2 diabetes, increased the likelihood of improvement in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) without...

Lanifibranor improves NASH in 24-week trial

18 Dec 2020 Keith Alcorn
Twenty-four weeks of treatment with lanifibranor, a drug designed to treat NASH, improved liver fibrosis in 42% of people treated in a phase 2b...

Efruxifermin improves liver fat and fibrosis in people with NASH

15 Dec 2020 Keith Alcorn
Efruxifermin reduced liver fat and improved liver inflammation and fibrosis in the majority of people with NASH who received it in a phase 2a trial...

High hepatitis C cure rate achieved in New York prisons

9 Dec 2020 Keith Alcorn
Hepatitis C treatment in prisons can result in a high cure rate but people released from prison during treatment are less likely to be cured due to...

2.5 million people in Africa need urgent hepatitis B treatment

9 Dec 2020 Keith Alcorn
Around 2.5 million people with hepatitis B in sub-Saharan Africa already have cirrhosis and need immediate antiviral treatment, a systematic review...

Few countries will meet 2020 target for reducing viral hepatitis deaths

24 Nov 2020 Keith Alcorn
Around 1.1 million deaths were caused by viral hepatitis worldwide in 2019 and deaths due to hepatitis C are still rising despite the availability of...

Some hepatitis B patients can safely stop antivirals

24 Nov 2020 Liz Highleyman
Many people who take nucleoside/nucleotide antivirals for chronic hepatitis B can safely discontinue treatment, although this usually does not lead...

Can investment in hepatitis C treatment be cost saving?

24 Nov 2020 Keith Alcorn
Direct-acting antiviral treatment for hepatitis C can be cost saving for some countries within five to ten years, especially if they can negotiate...

Tenofovir alafenamide prevents mother-to-child hepatitis B virus transmission

20 Nov 2020 Liz Highleyman
Tenofovir alafenamide (TAF; Vemlidy) is highly effective at preventing transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV) from mothers with a high viral load to...