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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...

Medicines Patent Pool looks at hepatitis C

14 Sep 2015

By Keith Alcorn, Infohep.org Greg Perry, Executive Director of the Medicines Patent Pool, told delegates at the World Hepatitis Summit in Glasgow...

World Health Organization calls for ambitious global targets for viral hepatitis control

5 Sep 2015

By Keith Alcorn, Infohep.org The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for ambitious new global targets for diagnosis, treatment and cure of...

New declaration on viral hepatitis, by leaders from 98 countries, sets targets to eliminate hepatitis at first ever world summit

4 Sep 2015 Bridie Taylor

New declaration on viral hepatitis, by leaders from 98 countries, sets targets to eliminate hepatitis at first ever world summit Global leaders...

World Hepatitis Summit: New data shows relentless rise in hepatitis deaths

2 Sep 2015

New data shows relentless rise in hepatitis deaths: World leaders meet in Scotland to discuss urgent response and move towards elimination of 7th...

Is the elimination of viral hepatitis on the horizon?

28 Jul 2015 Bridie Taylor

Today marks the fifth official World Hepatitis Day where members of the public and the hepatitis community provide a voice for the 4000 lives lost...

Welcoming new members to the World Hepatitis Alliance

17 Jul 2015 Bridie Taylor

Over the past few months we have welcomed a surge of new members to the World Hepatitis Alliance and we are proud to now have 216 member groups in 80...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2) and viral hepatitis: sources of information

26 Mar 2020 Keith Alcorn
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus. The most common symptoms of...

Liver specialists offer guidance on COVID-19 risks in liver patients

25 Mar 2020 Keith Alcorn
The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) has issued preliminary guidance for liver specialists on managing COVID-19 in...

HIV-positive people with fatty liver disease are at high risk for fibrosis

23 Mar 2020 Liz Highleyman
People living with HIV who have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) often have liver fibrosis and are at risk for fibrosis worsening,...

London sets out route map for hepatitis C elimination

13 Mar 2020 Keith Alcorn
Healthcare professionals, local government and community organisations have launched a London route map for hepatitis C elimination, setting out five...

90% of people who inject drugs in United States missed opportunities for HIV or hepatitis C tests

27 Feb 2020 Keith Alcorn
Around 90% of people who inject drugs in the United States missed opportunities for HIV or hepatitis C virus testing between 2010 and 2017, a review...

Hepatitis C treatment and prevention failing to reach people most affected

25 Feb 2020 Keith Alcorn
Major gaps in harm reduction and treatment provision for people who inject drugs jeopardise the achievement of global targets for hepatitis C...

Half of people who inject drugs in Middle East have hepatitis C

24 Feb 2020 Keith Alcorn
Half of people who inject drugs in the Middle East and north Africa have been infected with hepatitis C, and researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine...

Increase in clean needle and syringe provision essential for hepatitis C elimination

12 Feb 2020 Keith Alcorn
Elimination of hepatitis C will not be achievable without substantial improvements in provision of sterile injecting equipment, Dr Magdalena Harris...

Hepatitis B treatment suboptimal in people with HIV in Africa

4 Feb 2020 Keith Alcorn
Testing for chronic hepatitis B infection was very low in people living with HIV in Cameroon, a country with a high burden of hepatitis B, and...

London: hepatitis C elimination depends on testing scale-up

28 Jan 2020 Keith Alcorn
London needs to step up the rate of testing for hepatitis C if it is to achieve elimination of hepatitis C, Professor Graham Foster of Queen Mary...