Monthly Archives: July 2016

Committing to a movement for the elimination of viral hepatitis


On World Hepatitis Day 2016, the liver community has gathered to promote awareness and make an impact on viral hepatitis. New efforts and global movements have taken hold and are the vanguard of the fight against the hepatitis public health threat on an international level. In this blog post members of the Committed to Cure coalition expand on this initiative’s activities on World Hepatitis Day and beyond.


Creating a world with “NOhep” by 2030


Ever wonder what the world will look like in 2030? Will there be driverless cars, David Bowie hologram concerts or even holidays in space? These things are all unknown but what is certain is that viral hepatitis can be eliminated if we take action now.


World Hepatitis Day: #NoHep = #KnowHep


Okay, global health nerds – it’s quiz time: What disease causes more deaths each year: TB, AIDS, hepatitis or malaria? Judging by news coverage, conferences and funding, it may be a surprise to learn that the correct answer is actually hepatitis.  A staggering 400 million people are impacted by viral hepatitis each year, with approximately 1.45 million deaths. Unlike the relative success of HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, the number of deaths related to this disease is actually growing.


The International Network on Hepatitis in Substance Users: Striving to enhance access to testing, care, and treatment for people who use drugs


The International Network on Hepatitis in Substance Users (INHSU) is an international organization dedicated to scientific knowledge exchange, knowledge translation, and advocacy focused on hepatitis C prevention and care for people who use drugs. In this guest blog, INHSU President Jason Grebely highlights the future plans for the organization leading up to the 5th International Symposium on Hepatitis in Substance Users (INHSU 2016) to be held from September 7-9, 2016, in Oslo, Norway.