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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...

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...

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Testing COVID-19 patients for viral hepatitis does not detect numerous undiagnosed cases

19 Sep 2021 Keith Alcorn
Screening people admitted to hospital with COVID-19 for hepatitis C or hepatitis B does not lead to detection of a large number of undiagnosed...

Ultra-short course treatment for hepatitis C: high failure rate but does not compromise second-line treatment

13 Sep 2021 Keith Alcorn
Ultra-short treatment courses tailored to a person's pre-treatment viral load deliver lower cure rates than 8-week treatment courses, but...

Short stay in prison increases the risk of hepatitis for people who use drugs

3 Sep 2021 Keith Alcorn
People who use drugs were over 50% more likely to acquire hepatitis C between 2004 and 2019 if they spent even a brief period in prison, a...

Japanese study shows benefits of treating hepatitis C early

24 Aug 2021 Keith Alcorn
Curing hepatitis C in people with mild fibrosis by the age of 50 reduces their risk of death to the same level as the rest of the population,...

US CDC recommends third dose of Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for organ transplant recipients

16 Aug 2021 Keith Alcorn
People who have undergone a solid organ transplant and who received the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines should receive a third dose, the US...

High hepatitis C cure rate in Thai study of community-based treatment

9 Aug 2021 Keith Alcorn
Community-based testing and treatment for HIV and hepatitis C achieved high hepatitis C cure rates in Thailand, results from the Thai C-FREE study...

Hepatitis C virtually eliminated in people with HIV in the Netherlands

23 Jul 2021 Keith Alcorn
Hepatitis C has been almost eliminated as a health problem for people living with HIV in the Netherlands due to direct-acting antiviral treatment...

Immunotherapy plus arterial infusion chemotherapy shows promise for advanced liver cancer

12 Jul 2021 Liz Highleyman
An experimental immune checkpoint inhibitor plus chemotherapy delivered directly into the hepatic artery in the liver led to good outcomes in people...

COVID-19 vaccine responses are weaker in liver transplant patients

8 Jul 2021 Keith Alcorn
Liver transplant recipients in Israel were less likely to develop antibodies after a second dose of the Pfizer SARS-CoV-2 vaccine than healthy...

Weaker COVID-19 vaccine responses seen in people with advanced liver fibrosis

5 Jul 2021 Liz Highleyman
Among people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), those with more advanced liver fibrosis did not respond as well to the Pfizer-BioNTech...