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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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Will people with liver disease be prioritised for COVID-19 vaccination?

19 Jan 2021 Keith Alcorn
People with decompensated cirrhosis should be prioritised for COVID-19 vaccination and immunosuppressive treatment after a liver transplant should...

What's needed to eliminate hepatitis C in people with HIV in Scotland?

18 Jan 2021 Keith Alcorn
To eliminate hepatitis C in people with HIV in Scotland, healthcare providers will need to reach people not on HIV treatment and step up testing...

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...