The Week in Review: January 26 – February 2, 2018

Friday, February 2, 2018 News Recap: From the Uh-Oh Department: HCV Can Reactivate with Treatment of Non-hepatic Cancer. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) reactivation occurred in approximately 1 out of 5 patients treated for non-hepatic cancer, posing renewed risk for hepatic injury and possibly complicating the cancer treatment. Compensation Update: Compensation – New Update for 86-90 Late Claims. If you or a family member received a blood transfusion o...

Deaths from liver cancer nearly double since the 1990s, new figures reveal

World Hepatitis Alliance Press Release – Over the last two decades, deaths caused by liver cancer have increased by 80%, making it one of the fastest-growing causes of cancer deaths worldwide. According to the Global Burden of Disease Study, the most comprehensive worldwide observational epidemiological study to date, 830,000 people died as a result of the disease in 2016 compared to 464,000 people in 1990. This makes liver cancer the second leading cause

Viral hepatitis kills more people than HIV, malaria or tuberculosis

World Hepatitis Alliance calls for immediate political action to counteract fatal trend [London, 14 September] According to the Global Burden of Disease study released today, deaths caused by viral hepatitis have surpassed all chronic infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. The study illustrates that in 2016, the total deaths caused by viral hepatitis, including liver cancer, acute cases, cirrhosis, hepatitis A, E, B, C and ...

Knowledge for Change: An Introduction to Access to Generic Hepatitis C Medicines

Check out this new Video from WHA on Access to Generic Hepatitis C Medicines Following the success of the first two webinars in the Knowledge for Change series covering access to diagnostics and medicines, we were pleased to deliver the next in the series, ‘An Introduction to Accessing Generic Hepatitis C Medicines’ on 1 November. The webinar explored the generics landscape for hepatitis C with discussions on legalities, quality and performance of generic

Governments on track to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030

194 Member States commit to eliminating viral hepatitis at World Health Assembly On 28 May, 194 Member States made a historic commitment to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030. At the 69th World Health Assembly, governments unanimously voted to adopt the first ever Global Viral Hepatitis Strategy, signalling the greatest global commitment in viral hepatitis to date. The Strategy sets a goal of eliminating hepatit...

hepVoice – new monthly magazine from the World Hepatitis Alliance

Dear colleagues, We are delighted to present hepVoice, a new monthly magazine from the World Hepatitis Alliance. Every month we will share the latest updates on our projects, news from WHA members and key developments in the field of hepatitis. In this month’s edition, you will read about:African Viral Hepatitis SummitWHO Executive BoardWorld Hepatitis Day reportWHA members updatesUpcoming activitiesClick here to read hepVoice. We welcome your contrib