Viral hepatitis kills more people internationally than HIV, malaria or tuberculosis, new report reveals

Viral hepatitis is responsible for more premature deaths worldwide than HIV, tuberculosis or malaria.The virus killed 1.34 million people in 2016 alone - 140,000 more than tuberculosis, 340,000 more than HIV and 621,00 more than malaria.  Alongside heart disease, road accidents and Alzheimer's disease, viral hepatitis is one of the top ten killers in the world. 

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The Anchorage Statement 2017

The Anchorage Statement has been prepared by Indigenous peoples globally who attended the 2nd World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Viral Hepatitis held in Anchorage Alaska in August 2017. The Anchorage Statement sets out the aspirations of Indigenous peoples globally in ensuring that we are not a population left behind in global efforts to eliminate viral hepatitis by the year 2030.

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Updated Australian recommendations for the management of hepatitis C

The Australian recommendations for the management of hepatitis C virus infection: a consensus statement were updated in late August and are now available to download.

The consensus statement provides recommendation to Australian clinicians about treating and curing hepatitis C infection. The statement was originally prepared, and is regularly reviewed by, an expert panel representing the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (Australian Liver Association), the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases, the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine, the Australasian Hepatology Association, Hepatitis Australia and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

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