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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...

“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...

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Reinfection after hepatitis C cure predicted by sexually transmitted infections

7 Apr 2021 Keith Alcorn
Screening for sexually transmitted infections in people coinfected with HIV and hepatitis C during or shortly after completing direct-acting...

Outreach to homeless in England achieved large-scale testing for hepatitis C during the COVID-19 lockdown

25 Mar 2021 Keith Alcorn
Outreach to homeless people in England housed in temporary accommodation during the COVID-19 pandemic led to over 1200 to be tested for hepatitis C,...

12 good practices that should be part of the hepatitis C standard of care

25 Mar 2021 Keith Alcorn
Hepatitis C programmes and health services should review whether they are using best practices in diagnosis, treatment and care of people with...

Pancreatic and colorectal cancer risk raised in people with hepatitis C

16 Mar 2021 Keith Alcorn
Pancreatic cancer occurred more often in people with hepatitis C or HIV in Canada’s British Columbia Hepatitis Testers Cohort, and colorectal cancer...

People with HIV and hepatitis B should have ongoing monitoring for liver cancer

15 Mar 2021 Liz Highleyman
People with HIV and hepatitis B co-infection remain at risk for developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) despite antiviral treatment and should...

COVID-19 slows viral hepatitis elimination, global survey finds

22 Feb 2021 Keith Alcorn
COVID-19 has caused substantial disruption to viral hepatitis screening and treatment, a global survey finds, but has also led to improvements in...

Hepatitis C does not raise the risk of death from COVID-19

19 Feb 2021 Keith Alcorn
People with hepatitis C were more likely to be admitted to hospital as a result of SARS-CoV-2 infection but no more likely to die when compared to...

Hepatitis C treatment reduces stroke and heart attack risk

18 Feb 2021 Keith Alcorn
Hepatitis C treatment reduces the risk of subsequent stroke or heart attack by between 25 and 35%, a meta-analysis of studies published in the...

Hepatitis C declining among drug users in UK

11 Feb 2021 Keith Alcorn
The prevalence of hepatitis C in people who inject drugs has fallen modestly in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and sharply in Scotland since...

High adherence and hepatitis C cure rates in active drug and alcohol users

4 Feb 2021 Keith Alcorn
People who use drugs achieved high rates of hepatitis C cure on direct-acting antiviral treatment despite ongoing drug and alcohol use, demonstrating...