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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...

“Findings from hepatitis C study should not deter patients from seeking treatment or governments from funding it” says World Hepatitis Alliance

13 Jun 2017 Tara Farrell

The World Hepatitis Alliance is concerned that the findings of the Cochrane Review on the new direct acting antiviral (DAA) hepatitis C drugs could...

World Hepatitis Alliance seeks Communications and Campaigns Officer

9 Jun 2017 Tara Farrell

Our dynamic Communications team is seeking an experienced Communications and Campaigns Officer to develop and implement our external facing...

Why do we continue to put our children at unnecessary risk of liver cancer?

6 Jun 2017 Bridie Taylor

On International Children’s Day (1June), the World Hepatitis Alliance calls for widespread coverage of the hepatitis B birth dose vaccine to protect...

WHO’s first Global Hepatitis Report sets baseline to measure progress towards the elimination of viral hepatitis by 2030

21 Apr 2017 Tara Farrell

London, 21 April 2017, The World Hepatitis Alliance today welcomes the publication of the first-ever Global Hepatitis Report by the World Health Organization (WHO). The report comes as a follow-up to WHO’s Global Strategy on Viral Hepatitis, which set a goal of eliminating viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030....

ZERO DISCRIMINATION DAY: FEAR AND IGNORANCE ROBS PEOPLE OF JOBS, EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES, FRIENDSHIPS AND RELATIONSHIPS

1 Mar 2017 Bridie Taylor

People living with viral hepatitis are subject to stigma and discrimination in almost every aspect of their lives. Fear and ignorance have robbed...

World Day of Social Justice: fighting for our right to health

20 Feb 2017 Tara Farrell

By Raquel Peck By the time you finish reading this blog, a man, woman or child will have died from viral hepatitis; a disease which can either be...

World Hepatitis Alliance President-Elect announced

26 Jan 2017 Bridie Taylor

Michael Ninburg appointed as WHA President-Elect Today, the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) Executive Board announced that, following a comprehensive...

Elimination to take centre stage at APASL 2017

24 Jan 2017 Bridie Taylor

The elimination of viral hepatitis to dominate discussions at the 26th Conference of the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL...

Industry and civil Society unite to help deliver hepatitis C medication in low-and middle-income countries

18 Jan 2017 Tara Farrell

Today, MasterCard signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Gilead Sciences, Inc. to explore, in a pilot programme, the potential of using the...

India’s young filmmakers give a global voice to viral hepatitis survivors

14 Dec 2016 Tara Farrell

Today, media charity tve today launches four powerful films that give voice to five individuals in India who have survived viral hepatitis, one of...

Leave no-one behind

2 Dec 2016 Tara Farrell

On 3rd December, patients across the globe will unite to mark Patient Solidarity Day and reaffirm that patient-centred universal health coverage is...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2) and viral hepatitis: sources of information

26 Mar 2020 Keith Alcorn
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus. The most common symptoms of...

Liver specialists offer guidance on COVID-19 risks in liver patients

25 Mar 2020 Keith Alcorn
The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) has issued preliminary guidance for liver specialists on managing COVID-19 in...

HIV-positive people with fatty liver disease are at high risk for fibrosis

23 Mar 2020 Liz Highleyman
People living with HIV who have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) often have liver fibrosis and are at risk for fibrosis worsening,...

London sets out route map for hepatitis C elimination

13 Mar 2020 Keith Alcorn
Healthcare professionals, local government and community organisations have launched a London route map for hepatitis C elimination, setting out five...

90% of people who inject drugs in United States missed opportunities for HIV or hepatitis C tests

27 Feb 2020 Keith Alcorn
Around 90% of people who inject drugs in the United States missed opportunities for HIV or hepatitis C virus testing between 2010 and 2017, a review...

Hepatitis C treatment and prevention failing to reach people most affected

25 Feb 2020 Keith Alcorn
Major gaps in harm reduction and treatment provision for people who inject drugs jeopardise the achievement of global targets for hepatitis C...

Half of people who inject drugs in Middle East have hepatitis C

24 Feb 2020 Keith Alcorn
Half of people who inject drugs in the Middle East and north Africa have been infected with hepatitis C, and researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine...

Increase in clean needle and syringe provision essential for hepatitis C elimination

12 Feb 2020 Keith Alcorn
Elimination of hepatitis C will not be achievable without substantial improvements in provision of sterile injecting equipment, Dr Magdalena Harris...

Hepatitis B treatment suboptimal in people with HIV in Africa

4 Feb 2020 Keith Alcorn
Testing for chronic hepatitis B infection was very low in people living with HIV in Cameroon, a country with a high burden of hepatitis B, and...

London: hepatitis C elimination depends on testing scale-up

28 Jan 2020 Keith Alcorn
London needs to step up the rate of testing for hepatitis C if it is to achieve elimination of hepatitis C, Professor Graham Foster of Queen Mary...