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New database sheds light on generic hep C drugs in low-and middle-income countries and how to access them

13 Oct 2016 Bridie Taylor

To provide information on the intellectual property status of priority medicines in 101 low-and middle-income countries, the Medicines Patent Pool (...

Interested in leading a global organisation in the fight to eliminate viral hepatitis?

15 Sep 2016 Bridie Taylor

The World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) is seeking nominations for two key offices; President-Elect and Regional Executive Board Members, to drive action...

Europe Adopts Regional Action Plan to Eliminate Viral Hepatitis

14 Sep 2016 Tara Farrell

Today, representatives from the 53 countries in the WHO European Region adopted the first-ever Action Plan for viral hepatitis. The Action Plan,...

CHANGE OF DATE: WORLD HEPATITIS SUMMIT 2017

12 Sep 2016 Tara Farrell

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Committee of the World Hepatitis Summit - comprising the World Hepatitis Alliance; World Health Organization and...

100 ACTIVISTS STAGE A “DIE-IN” TO SEND A POWERFUL MESSAGE TO WORLD LEADERS TO ELIMINATE VIRAL HEPATITIS

28 Jul 2016 Tara Farrell

On World Hepatitis Day, the World Hepatitis Alliance and The Hepatitis C Trust, held the first hepatitis “die-in” at Piccadilly Circus in London to...

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...

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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...