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80% of liver cancer deaths can be prevented, saving hundreds of thousands of lives each year globally

4 Feb 2016 Tara Farrell

On World Cancer Day, the World Hepatitis Alliance is calling for the establishment of comprehensive hepatitis strategies to help prevent the 800,000...

World Hepatitis Alliance seeks motivated Project Assistant to help organise the World Hepatitis Summit

3 Feb 2016 Bridie Taylor

Make a positive change this year and join us in our fight to eliminate hepatitis. We are looking for an organised and motivated Project Assistant to...

A step towards the elimination of viral hepatitis

28 Jan 2016 Tara Farrell

Today, Member States and civil society groups convened at the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board (EB) meeting in Geneva to discuss the...

New addition to the WHA team

28 Jan 2016 Bridie Taylor

Preparations for the second World Hepatitis Summit (WHS2017), taking place in Brazil early 2017, are now underway and the World Hepatitis Alliance...

WHA presents Tools For Change webinar series to enhance patient advocacy

27 Jan 2016 Bridie Taylor

Patient group advocacy has the power to effect real lasting change and improve the lives of millions living with viral hepatitis. We believe that...

Welcoming five new members to the World Hepatitis Alliance

26 Jan 2016 Bridie Taylor

This month, we welcome five new organisations to the World Hepatitis Alliance. Our alliance is now made up of 230 organisations in 81 countries in...

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...

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Cameroon study shows hepatitis C treatment is feasible, highly effective in sub-Saharan Africa

23 Jun 2020 Keith Alcorn
High cure rates for hepatitis C can be achieved in Cameroon but the cost of treatment remains out of reach for all but the wealthiest, findings from...

Bacterial infection of the heart on the rise among people with hepatitis C in United States

23 Jun 2020 Keith Alcorn
Diagnoses of infective endocarditis, a life-threatening bacterial infection of the heart valves, have become more common over the past ten years...

NASH is fastest-growing reason for a liver transplant in United States

22 Jun 2020 Keith Alcorn
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), the severe form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), is now the most common reason for a liver...

Hepatitis C in England: deaths decline but new infections steady since 2011

9 Jun 2020 Keith Alcorn
The number of people with chronic hepatitis C infection in England has fallen by 30% since 2016 due to direct-acting antiviral treatment, says Public...

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease does not raise the risk of COVID-19, gene study shows

26 May 2020 Keith Alcorn
People with a genetic profile that strongly predicts non-alcoholic or metabolic-associated fatty liver disease were not at higher risk of being...

COVID-19 in chronic liver disease: advanced cirrhosis greatly raises risk of death

22 May 2020 Keith Alcorn
People with chronic liver disease admitted to hospital with COVID-19 are dying at a much higher rate than the rest of the population, figures...

Weight gain after hepatitis C cure is common

19 May 2020 Keith Alcorn
Substantial weight gain is common after hepatitis C cure, an analysis of a large cohort shows, and around one in five people with normal body weight...

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease affects a quarter of lean people living with HIV

13 May 2020 Michael Carter
A quarter of people living with HIV with normal body weight have non-alcoholic-fatty liver disease (NAFLD), Italian and Canadian investigators report...

Short-course treatment for recent hepatitis C: some courses may be too short

7 May 2020 Keith Alcorn
An eight-week course of grazoprevir/elbasvir (Zepatier) achieved a high cure rate in people recently infected with hepatitis C, but another study...

Hepatitis C treatment in adolescents and young people late but successful, Spanish study shows

5 May 2020 Keith Alcorn
Treatment for hepatitis C was highly effective in clearing the virus in young people co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C through vertical infection...