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80% of liver cancer deaths can be prevented, saving hundreds of thousands of lives each year globally

4 Feb 2016 Tara Farrell

On World Cancer Day, the World Hepatitis Alliance is calling for the establishment of comprehensive hepatitis strategies to help prevent the 800,000...

World Hepatitis Alliance seeks motivated Project Assistant to help organise the World Hepatitis Summit

3 Feb 2016 Bridie Taylor

Make a positive change this year and join us in our fight to eliminate hepatitis. We are looking for an organised and motivated Project Assistant to...

A step towards the elimination of viral hepatitis

28 Jan 2016 Tara Farrell

Today, Member States and civil society groups convened at the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board (EB) meeting in Geneva to discuss the...

New addition to the WHA team

28 Jan 2016 Bridie Taylor

Preparations for the second World Hepatitis Summit (WHS2017), taking place in Brazil early 2017, are now underway and the World Hepatitis Alliance...

WHA presents Tools For Change webinar series to enhance patient advocacy

27 Jan 2016 Bridie Taylor

Patient group advocacy has the power to effect real lasting change and improve the lives of millions living with viral hepatitis. We believe that...

Welcoming five new members to the World Hepatitis Alliance

26 Jan 2016 Bridie Taylor

This month, we welcome five new organisations to the World Hepatitis Alliance. Our alliance is now made up of 230 organisations in 81 countries in...

Hepatitis Testing Innovation Contest now open for submissions!

19 Jan 2016 Tara Farrell

Do you have a new and exciting idea on how to deliver hepatitis B and C testing? Be in with a chance to contribute to the 2016 WHO Hepatitis Testing...

World Hepatitis Day 2015 Summary Report released

19 Jan 2016 Bridie Taylor

On 28 July, World Hepatitis Day (WHD) brings the world together to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real...

Public health experts, patients and policymakers convene at inaugural African Viral Hepatitis Summit to discuss the need for comprehensive national plans

19 Jan 2016 Tara Farrell

Today, more than 100 leading African and international public health experts, patient representatives, policymakers and physicians have gathered in...

Patient Solidarity Day: Uniting to declare healthcare a human right

3 Dec 2015 Bridie Taylor

On 5th December, patients across the globe will unite to mark Patient Solidarity Day and reaffirm that healthcare is a human right. Co-ordinated by...

Welcoming four new members

2 Dec 2015 Bridie Taylor

The World Hepatitis Alliance continues to grow as we welcome four new member organisations. Our membership is now made up of over 225 groups in 81...

HIV patients with viral hepatitis are three times more likely to have liver disease, liver failure and liver-related deaths

1 Dec 2015 Bridie Taylor

On World AIDS Day, the World Hepatitis Alliance calls for increased recognition of viral hepatitis and HIV coinfections London, 1 December 2015 -...

Innovative patent agreement shows success of patient advocacy

23 Nov 2015 Bridie Taylor

The World Hepatitis Alliance congratulates the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) and Bristol – Myers Squibb (BMS) for recognising the global hepatitis...

Medicines Patent Pool expands its mandate to hepatitis C treatment

6 Nov 2015 Bridie Taylor

The World Hepatitis Alliance welcomes the recent announcement from the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) that they will be expanding their mandate to...

The global hepatitis community unites to demand access to life-saving hepatitis treatment

2 Nov 2015 Bridie Taylor

London, 2 November 2015: Today the World Hepatitis Alliance launches an open letter calling for immediate action to vastly improve access to life-...

Webinar on the Global Movement to Eliminate Viral Hepatitis

27 Oct 2015 Bridie Taylor

Learn more about the global movement to eliminate viral hepatitis. On 28 th October WHA President Charles Gore and WHA Executive Board Member for the...

WHO Regional Committee meetings see regions commit to tackling viral hepatitis

23 Oct 2015 Bridie Taylor

Despite viral hepatitis impacting almost every country in the world, the burden differs significantly from region to region. In order to achieve...

Expanding the membership base of the World Hepatitis Alliance

1 Oct 2015 Bridie Taylor

The membership base of the World Hepatitis Alliance continues to go from strength to strength as we welcome five new organisations. Our membership is...

Looking ahead to the next Summit

17 Sep 2015 Bridie Taylor

Following the first World Hepatitis Summit that took place in Glasgow, Scotland 2-4 September, we are already looking ahead to the next Summit. The...

Cost of comprehensive global viral hepatitis prevention and treatment effort might peak at $11 billion in 2025

15 Sep 2015

By Keith Alcorn, Infohep.org Reaching the World Health Organization’s proposed targets for viral hepatitis control by 2030 could require global...

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New US guidelines recommend screening of all adults for hepatitis C

12 Dec 2019 aidsmap.com
All adults in the United States should be screened for hepatitis C by healthcare providers as part of routine medical care, updated guidelines from...

Global burden of deaths and liver cancer due to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease growing

11 Dec 2019 Keith Alcorn
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is a growing cause of liver cancer and death in some regions of the world, an analysis of global reporting on liver...

Immunotherapy combination improves liver cancer survival

27 Nov 2019 Liz Highleyman
A combination of nivolumab (Opdivo) and ipilimumab (Yervoy), two different types of checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy, led to higher response rates...

New NASH therapies show promise in mid-stage studies

26 Nov 2019 Liz Highleyman
Phase II study results presented at the AASLD Liver Meeting this month in Boston show that a number of experimental therapies improve markers of...

People with fatty liver disease struggle to lose weight

25 Nov 2019 Liz Highleyman
Losing weight may be especially difficult for people with fatty liver disease due to differences in their metabolism. But nonetheless, some can...

Sustained response to HCV antivirals boosts liver cancer survival

19 Nov 2019 Liz Highleyman
People with liver cancer who achieved a sustained virological response (SVR) to direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy for hepatitis C saw a reduction...

Hepatitis B antiviral drugs reduce liver cancer risk

19 Nov 2019 Liz Highleyman
Treating hepatitis B virus (HBV) with nucleoside/nucleotide antiviral drugs was associated with a lower risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (...

Hepatitis C incidence is low among Canadian men on PrEP

18 Nov 2019 Liz Highleyman
New cases of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among Canadian gay and bisexual men taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) were uncommon compared...

Pre- and post-transplant antiviral treatment prevents hepatitis C transmission in all organ recipients, Canadian study finds

14 Nov 2019 Keith Alcorn
Adding a cholesterol-lowering drug to direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) prevented hepatitis C infection in all recipients of organ transplants from...

Coalition of liver associations calls for simplifying hepatitis C care

13 Nov 2019 Liz Highleyman
Leaders of liver disease associations from Europe, the United States, Latin America and Asia issued a global call to action at the AASLD Liver...