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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...

World Hepatitis Alliance poised to “Find the Missing Millions” on World Hepatitis Day

28 Mar 2018 Bridie Taylor

Today, the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) launched this year’s World Hepatitis Day campaign entitled “Find the Missing Millions”. Under the theme of...

Hepatitis C among people who use drugs – Side Event at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

12 Mar 2018 Bridie Taylor

The prevalence of hepatitis C among people who use drugs remains extremely high. However, the remarkable progress in science and medicine along with...

Close to 3 million access hepatitis C cure

9 Mar 2018 Bridie Taylor

On 8 March 2018, WHO launched the "Progress report on access to hepatitis C treatment" which is an update on the first edition, published in 2016. It...

MARCH 2018: HEP HEADLINES

2 Mar 2018 Bridie Taylor

Viral hepatitis is making the headlines. Here’s the latest news from the field of viral hepatitis this month. Malta steps up elimination efforts...

February 2018: Hep Headlines

6 Feb 2018 Bridie Taylor

Viral hepatitis is making the headlines. Here’s the latest news from the field of viral hepatitis this month. WHA welcomes a New President: Michael...

Deaths from liver cancer nearly double since the 1990s, new figures reveal

1 Feb 2018 Tara Farrell

[London, 1 February 2018] Over the last two decades, deaths caused by liver cancer have increased by 80% [1] , making it one of the fastest-growing...

Charles Gore steps down as WHA President

15 Dec 2017 Bridie Taylor

“After ten years as President of the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA), my term has come to an end and I step down at the end of this year. As the World...

Worldwide 52 million children living with viral hepatitis

3 Nov 2017 Tara Farrell

World Hepatitis Alliance calls for better screening expectant mothers and treatment of children New data presented at this year’s World Hepatitis...

Miracle cure costs less than a budget airline flight

2 Nov 2017 Tara Farrell

New data shows hepatitis C cure can cost as low as 50 dollars, and data from over 1,000 patients shows it’s highly effective Embargo: 0001H Sao Paulo...

Nine countries now on track to eliminate hepatitis C

1 Nov 2017 Tara Farrell

On 1- 3 November, Ministers of Health, public health experts and NGOs will come together at the World Hepatitis Summit to advance the elimination of...

Viral Hepatitis kills more people than HIV, malaria or tuberculosis

15 Sep 2017 Tara Farrell

World Hepatitis Alliance calls for immediate political action to counteract fatal trend [London, 14 September] According to the Global Burden of...

Hepatitis A vaccination for Alaskan children has wiped out the virus

10 Aug 2017 Tara Farrell

A comprehensive hepatitis A vaccination program established in Alaska in the 1990s, which became a requirement for school entry in 2001, has...

Study shows universal vaccination has wiped out hepatitis B and associated liver cancer in Alaska’s young people

10 Aug 2017 Tara Farrell

Updated research presented at this year’s World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Viral Hepatitis in Anchorage, Alaska, USA (8-9 August) shows that...

New research shows indigenous peoples are much more likely to be infected by hepatitis B and/or C

9 Aug 2017 Bridie Taylor

A new meta-analysis of global hepatitis data -- presented at this year's World Indigenous Peoples' Conference on Viral Hepatitis in Anchorage, Alaska...

Cherokee Nation American Indian Tribe showing it is possible to eliminate hepatitis C

9 Aug 2017 Bridie Taylor

The Cherokee Nation American Indian population is aiming to eliminate hepatitis C virus (HCV) among its tribal citizens, where already almost half...

World Hepatitis Day sets the stage for the elimination of viral hepatitis - Press Release

28 Jul 2017 Tara Farrell

World Hepatitis Alliance calls for greater collaboration to reach 2030 World Health Organization targets...

An open letter to the Cochrane Collaboration

26 Jun 2017 Bridie Taylor

The members of the Executive Board of the World Hepatitis Alliance are elected to represent the more than 300 million people who have the experience...

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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...

Immunotherapy combinations show promise for advanced liver cancer

2 Sep 2020 Liz Highleyman
Three checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy regimens show promise for people with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of liver cancer,...

Gilead immune modulator has modest effect on hepatitis B surface antigen

1 Sep 2020 Keith Alcorn
Selgantolimod, a toll-like receptor agonist designed to enhance immune responses to hepatitis B virus, showed only modest effects on hepatitis B...

Bulevirtide shows promise as maintenance therapy for hepatitis D

30 Aug 2020 Liz Highleyman
High-dose bulevirtide (Hepcludex) combined with pegylated interferon alfa-2a (Pegasys) or tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF; Viread) led to...

JNJ-3989 achieves sustained reductions in hepatitis B surface antigen

29 Aug 2020 Keith Alcorn
Johnson & Johnson’s short interfering RNA treatment for hepatitis B resulted in sustained reductions in hepatitis B surface antigen when...