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News from the World Hepatitis Alliance

Exploring new treatment developments and innovative ways to finance healthcare

31 Jan 2015 Bridie Taylor

New therapeutic developments are revolutionising the way hepatitis is treated. But with a global lack of funding, how can these pioneering new drugs...

World Hepatitis Alliance’s ever-growing membership base

31 Jan 2015 Bridie Taylor

Central to the success of the World Hepatitis Alliance are our member groups around the world. To stimulate political interest in and action on...

Joining expert committees to promote harm reduction

31 Jan 2015 Bridie Taylor

Harm reduction policies are proven to save lives. Globally, as many as 67% of People Who Inject Drugs (PWIDs) have hepatitis C and an additional 8.4...

Promoting screening among high risk communities with new multi-lingual tool

31 Jan 2015 Bridie Taylor

In Europe, migrant populations are disproportionally affected by hepatitis B and C. Crucial to reducing the burden is improving screening among these...

Supporting the development of national action plans in South America

31 Jan 2015 Bridie Taylor

Government commitment to comprehensive national action plans is key to addressing the burden of viral hepatitis. To support the development of...

Assisting WHO in the development of a global strategy

31 Jan 2015 Bridie Taylor

World Health Organization Member States have urged WHO to develop a comprehensive global strategy on hepatitis. To assist in the development of this...

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Peer-led outreach improves uptake of hepatitis C care among homeless and people who use drugs

24 Jan 2020 Keith Alcorn
Intensive peer support during engagement with hepatitis C care was associated with a high level of engagement in care among vulnerable people...

HepCheck screening programme links 80% to hepatitis C care in 4 European countries

21 Jan 2020 Keith Alcorn
Hepatitis C screening programmes targeting the homeless, people who inject drugs and prisoners achieved linkage to specialist care in over 80% of...

Hepatitis C screening among PrEP users could eliminate hepatitis C infections in gay men in UK

13 Jan 2020 Keith Alcorn
Increasing the frequency of hepatitis C screening in gay and bisexual men taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in the United Kingdom has the...

A healthy lifestyle could prevent most liver cancer and liver-related deaths

17 Dec 2019 Liz Highleyman
A healthy lifestyle, including smoking cessation, moderate drinking, a balanced diet, exercise and weight loss could dramatically reduce the growing...

Combination therapies show promise against hepatitis D

16 Dec 2019 Liz Highleyman
Combination regimens using lonafarnib or bulevirtide reduced levels of hepatitis delta virus (HDV) in a majority of people with HDV and hepatitis B...

New US guidelines recommend screening of all adults for hepatitis C

12 Dec 2019 Keith Alcorn
All adults in the United States should be screened for hepatitis C by healthcare providers as part of routine medical care, updated guidelines from...

Global burden of deaths and liver cancer due to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease growing

11 Dec 2019 Keith Alcorn
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is a growing cause of liver cancer and death in some regions of the world, an analysis of global reporting on liver...

Immunotherapy combination improves liver cancer survival

27 Nov 2019 Liz Highleyman
A combination of nivolumab (Opdivo) and ipilimumab (Yervoy), two different types of checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy, led to higher response rates...

New NASH therapies show promise in mid-stage studies

26 Nov 2019 Liz Highleyman
Phase II study results presented at the AASLD Liver Meeting this month in Boston show that a number of experimental therapies improve markers of...

People with fatty liver disease struggle to lose weight

25 Nov 2019 Liz Highleyman
Losing weight may be especially difficult for people with fatty liver disease due to differences in their metabolism. But nonetheless, some can...