The Silent Disease - Inquiry into Hepatitis C in Australia
The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health has tabled its final report following a Parliamentary Inquiry which commenced late 2014. Hepatitis Australia thanks the Committee for their comprehensive report, which included input from more than one hundred submissions and five public hearings allowing many people to make their voice heard.
Importing Medicines and the Possible Risks.
Hepatitis Australia is aware some people have purchased, or are looking to import medicines from overseas for the treatment of hepatitis C. Hepatitis Australia advises caution and recommends you consider the information provided in our new factsheet 'Importing Medicines into Australia' carefully. You can download a copy or read the information online.
Hepatitis C Treatment Update
We have just updated our fact sheet covering all you need to know about current treatments for hepatitis C and what is happening regarding new treatments. Check it out now and download a copy.
If you would like to see what Hepatitis Australia has been doing to highlight the need for access to the new treatments you can find out here.
Prison-based needle & syringe program doomed without government leadership.
1 April 2015 - The ACT Government is being urged to show political leadership and retain control over the introduction of a needle syringe program (NSP) at the Alexander Maconochie Centre – ACT Prison as a means to prevent the spread of blood borne viruses.
Hepatitis Australia and Hepatitis ACT are urging Corrections Minister Shane Rattenbury not to allow the Community and Public Sector Union the right to veto the introduction of the planned needle syringe program, saying this would “spell the death knell for good public health policy”.
You can also donate directly to Hepatitis Australia. Please contribute to our aim of a world without viral hepatitis by making a tax deductible donation. Find out more
Hepatitis Australia is a non-government, not-for-profit organisation that became incorporated in 1997. We do not provide services to individuals. To locate hepatitis services in your area visit the services page or call the Info line on 1300 437 222. Our members consist of the state and territory hepatitis organisations and other key services providing hepatitis services.
Page Updated: 29 June 2015