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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...

HIV coinfection more than triples the risk of liver disease, liver failure and liver-related death from viral hepatitis

1 Dec 2016 Bridie Taylor

On World AIDS Day, the World Hepatitis Alliance calls for increased recognition of viral hepatitis and HIV coinfections London, 1 December 2016 –...

New WHA Executive Board announced

28 Nov 2016 Bridie Taylor

Our voting members have spoken and the votes have been counted! Following a fiercely contested election, we are delighted to announce our new...

WHO launches first-ever global report on access to hepatitis C treatment

27 Oct 2016 Tara Farrell

New report from the World Health Organization (WHO) released today shows how political will, civil society advocacy and pricing negotiations are...

Launch of World Hepatitis Day 2016 Report

19 Oct 2016 Tara Farrell

On 28 July 2016, patients, governments, organisations and many others participated the most successful World Hepatitis Day (WHD) to date, with 174...

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What happens after curing hepatitis C? Avoiding, minimising or accepting the risks of re-infection

14 Jun 2021 Krishen Samuel
Swiss men living with HIV approach the risk of re-infection with hepatitis C after cure in different ways, based on recent qualitative research by Dr...

HIV treatment choice affects improvement in liver after hepatitis C cure

8 Jun 2021 Keith Alcorn
People with HIV who were cured of hepatitis C experienced greater reductions in liver stiffness if they were taking an antiretroviral regimen that...

WHO says 2030 hepatitis elimination targets will not be met without massive scale-up of testing and treatment

21 May 2021 Keith Alcorn
Global targets for reducing deaths from viral hepatitis will not be met without massively accelerating universal access to testing and treatment, the...

COVID-19 reduced US hepatitis C testing, diagnosis and treatment

21 May 2021 Keith Alcorn
The COVID-19 pandemic severely reduced hepatitis C testing, diagnosis and treatment in the United States during 2020, a study by Quest Diagnostics...

Liver function improves in most people with cirrhosis after hepatitis C cure

18 May 2021 Keith Alcorn
Most people with hepatitis C and liver cirrhosis experience improvement in liver function after direct-acting antiviral treatment, but a small...

Australia: recent drug users more likely to start hepatitis C treatment

10 May 2021 Keith Alcorn
Australia’s model of universal access to direct-acting antiviral treatment for hepatitis C has been especially successful in treating recent drug...

Hepatitis C testing in gay and bisexual men with HIV below target, US study finds

27 Apr 2021 Keith Alcorn
Testing for hepatitis C among gay and bisexual men with HIV who are at higher risk of acquiring hepatitis C is falling short of recommendations, a...

Community-wide hepatitis C elimination campaign in Seattle increases number treated tenfold

20 Apr 2021 Keith Alcorn
A community-wide hepatitis C elimination campaign in Seattle, United States, tripled the number of people screened for hepatitis C and increased the...

Swiss opioid substitution therapy programme reports strong progress towards hepatitis C elimination

14 Apr 2021 Keith Alcorn
Direct-acting antiviral treatment cured almost everyone treated for hepatitis C in a large cohort of people receiving opioid substitution therapy,...

Reinfection after hepatitis C cure predicted by sexually transmitted infections

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