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Globally, 95% of people living with a cancer-causing illness are unaware

28 Jul 2016 Bridie Taylor

On World Hepatitis Day, the World Hepatitis Alliance is calling for a dramatic scale up in viral hepatitis testing to reduce liver cancer deaths...

Treatment of hepatitis C has more than doubled since 2013. Yet 99% of people are still being denied the life-saving cure

28 Jul 2016 Bridie Taylor

On World Hepatitis Day, the World Hepatitis Alliance is calling for a dramatic scale up in testing and treatment across all countries to reduce the...

Viral hepatitis is the 7th leading killer worldwide, killing more people than HIV, TB or malaria

7 Jul 2016 Tara Farrell

Viral hepatitis has become the seventh leading cause of death and disability in the world, killing more people in a year than HIV/AIDs, tuberculosis...

WHA presents Knowledge for Change webinar series to enhance hepatitis knowledge

8 Jun 2016 Bridie Taylor

Advocacy is a powerful tool but in order to effectively advocate and bring about change, it is important to first build our knowledge in key areas...

Governments on track to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030

28 May 2016 Tara Farrell

194 Member States commit to eliminating viral hepatitis at World Health Assembly On 28 May, 194 Member States made a historic commitment to eliminate...

A make-or-break moment for the first viral hepatitis strategy

26 May 2016 Tara Farrell

REPOSTED FROM DEVEX : By Jenny Lei Ravelo @JennyLeiRavelo Six years ago, advocates against viral hepatitis experienced a huge win: Member states at...

7.1 million lives to be saved if governments agree to eliminate global killer

24 May 2016 Bridie Taylor

The World Hepatitis Alliance is calling on 194 Member States to support the adoption of the World Health Organization’s first ever Elimination...

Animated video launched to help support the adoption of WHO’s Viral Hepatitis Strategy at the World Health Assembly

23 May 2016 Tara Farrell

To coincide with the 69th World Health Assembly, the World Hepatitis Alliance has launched an animated video to showcase the importance of WHO’s...

World Hepatitis Alliance supports UK member in fight for patient rights

19 May 2016 Tara Farrell

The World Hepatitis Alliance is supporting The Hepatitis C Trust, a UK based charity, in their law-suit against National Health Service (NHS) England...

Launch of Regional Action Plan for Viral Hepatitis in the Western Pacific 2016–2020

19 May 2016 Tara Farrell

In the Western Pacific Region, more people die from viral hepatitis than from HIV, tuberculosis and malaria combined. The Region has a quarter of the...

Welcoming two new members to the World Hepatitis Alliance

13 May 2016 Bridie Taylor

The World Hepatitis Alliance continues to grow as we welcome two new member organisations. Our membership is now made up of over 230 groups in 82...

Meeting convened to address financing the elimination of viral hepatitis in Mongolia

12 May 2016 Bridie Taylor

At the World Health Assembly later this month, 194 Member States are expected to adopt World Health Organization’s first ever Elimination Strategy...

Launch of World Hepatitis Day 2016 website and materials

29 Apr 2016 Tara Farrell

It’s that time of the year again! We are delighted to announce that the World Hepatitis Day 2016 (WHD2016) website is now available with a full set...

Innovative new programme set to treat 10,000 patients co-infected with hepatitis C and HIV

14 Apr 2016 Bridie Taylor

The World Hepatitis Alliance welcomes the announcement of a new programme initiated by the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) and...

In honour of Eduardo Pérez-Pegué

13 Apr 2016 Bridie Taylor

It is with great sadness that we learn of the loss of Eduardo Pérez Pegué. Eduardo was the first activist fighting for the rights of people living...

Research shows doctors are failing to diagnose more than 50% of patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV)

13 Apr 2016 Bridie Taylor

London, 13 April 2016 – Survey results show people living with HCV in the UK, the Netherlands and Belarus are less likely to be diagnosed than their...

WHA welcomes new Project Manager to the team

22 Mar 2016 Tara Farrell

Jessica Hicks recently joined the WHA team as a Project Manager. She will help deliver a number of projects for WHA and will drive the World...

Homie Razavi joins World Hepatitis Alliance Executive Board

18 Mar 2016 Tara Farrell

We are delighted to announce that Homie A. Razavi, PhD, has joined the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) Executive Board as a Non-Executive member....

HCV Quest Toolkit: Your guide to using surveys for advocacy

29 Feb 2016 Bridie Taylor

Good survey findings can make powerful tools for patient advocacy. The HCV Quest Global Patient Survey has produced compelling data on the real...

WHA Executive Board set vision for 2016 – 2017

24 Feb 2016 Bridie Taylor

On 11 – 12 February, the World Hepatitis Alliance Executive Board met in London for the annual board meeting to help set the vision for the...

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Diabetes raises the risk of liver damage in people with HIV

21 Sep 2020 Keith Alcorn
Almost half of people with HIV with unexplained liver enzyme elevations or other abnormal liver markers had non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and...

Models can help predict liver cancer in people cured of hepatitis C

17 Sep 2020 Liz Highleyman
Three new methods using readily available clinical parameters can help predict who will develop hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after achieving...

International registries provide more information about COVID-19 and liver disease

17 Sep 2020 Liz Highleyman
People with advanced liver cirrhosis are more likely to develop severe COVID-19 complications and to die from it, but those who have received liver...

Aldafermin reduces liver fat in phase 2 study

14 Sep 2020 Keith Alcorn
Aldafermin significantly reduced liver fat content and liver damage in a phase 2 study of a 24-week treatment course, Dr Stephen Harrison, Visiting...

Fatty liver disease affects one in four in Europe, study estimates

7 Sep 2020 Keith Alcorn
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease affects one in four people in the general population in Europe and just over one in twenty people have advanced...

Stopping antivirals may offer a chance for a hepatitis B cure

6 Sep 2020 Liz Highleyman
Discontinuation of long-term nucleoside/nucleotide antiviral treatment for hepatitis B can allow some people to achieve a cure, according to a pair...

Immunotherapy combinations show promise for advanced liver cancer

2 Sep 2020 Liz Highleyman
Three checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy regimens show promise for people with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of liver cancer,...

Gilead immune modulator has modest effect on hepatitis B surface antigen

1 Sep 2020 Keith Alcorn
Selgantolimod, a toll-like receptor agonist designed to enhance immune responses to hepatitis B virus, showed only modest effects on hepatitis B...

Bulevirtide shows promise as maintenance therapy for hepatitis D

30 Aug 2020 Liz Highleyman
High-dose bulevirtide (Hepcludex) combined with pegylated interferon alfa-2a (Pegasys) or tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF; Viread) led to...

JNJ-3989 achieves sustained reductions in hepatitis B surface antigen

29 Aug 2020 Keith Alcorn
Johnson & Johnson’s short interfering RNA treatment for hepatitis B resulted in sustained reductions in hepatitis B surface antigen when...