Uptake of new hepatitis C treatment.

The Kirby Institute is releasing regular reports on the number of people initiating treatment for hepatitis C, using the new generation medicines.  The new generation medicines became available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from 1 March this year. The reports show the estimated number of people commencing the new medicines generation medicines to treat and cure hepatitis C. The reports are available for download here or you can view the latest report by using the button below.

Federal Election and viral hepatitis in Australia

In the lead up to the Federal Election on 2 July 2016, Hepatitis Australia has contacted each of the key political parties to highlight the importance of viral hepatitis.  This included asking each of the parties to outline their commitment in three key areas.

National Hepatitis Health Promotion Award Winners

Hepatitis Australia would like to congratulate the winners of the National Hepatitis Health Promotion Awards which were announced on Thursday evening 19th May. 

Left to Right: Dr Ben Cowie, Pam Woods and Maria Scarlett (Liverzone)

Left to Right: Dr Ben Cowie, Pam Woods and Maria Scarlett (Liverzone)

Innovation in Viral Hepatitis Health Promotion.
Awarded to 'Liverzone' by the Northern Territory AIDS and Hepatitis Council

Awarded for the planning, implementation and evaluation of a project that has successfully adopted a new and innovative approach to health promotion, and has contributed significantly to the health and wellbeing of people affected by viral hepatitis.

Volunteering Excellence Award – Viral Hepatitis Health Promotion.
Awarded to Pam Woods

Awarded to a voluntary worker to recognise and honour their commitment and contributions as a volunteer to improving the health and wellbeing of people affected by viral hepatitis.

Outstanding Service Award – Viral Hepatitis Health Promotion.
Awarded to Dr Ben Cowie and Susan Curruthers
Presented to individuals who have displayed outstanding service to the viral hepatitis sector in the area of health promotion over a significant period of time and, whose dedication and diligence has contributed significantly to the health and wellbeing of people affected by viral hepatitis.

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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.

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Page updated: 16 June 2016