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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...

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...

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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...