The Hepatitis Foundation International global initiatives aim to continue to facilitate international knowledge exchange with a focus on four key areas:

  • Prevention & Awareness
  • Research & Surveillance 
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment 

All of our programs and services serve to impact global policy, provide technical assistance and bridge the gap toward viral hepatitis elimination globally. To collaborate with us email programs@hepatitisfoundation.org.


earth-661447_960_720The Hepatitis Foundation International, while utilizing its global experience, partnerships and strategic capabilities has now launched Global Access Now™, a program through which HFI brings together stakeholders to find solutions that will bring lifesaving, curative medication to those in need.  READ MORE


globe-147715_960_720Over the last two decades, the Hepatitis Foundation International through its extensive outreach programs, services and resources has reached constituents and communities worldwide.
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programsThe goal of the HFI’s Embassy Project is to increase awareness about the viral hepatitis burden in different countries that are not aware of hepatitis and its co-morbities.  READ MORE

 


photoHepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, most commonly caused by a viral infection. There are five main hepatitis viruses, referred to as types A, B, C, D and E. These five types are of greatest concern because of the burden of illness and death they cause and the potential for outbreaks and epidemic spread. In particular, types B and C lead to chronic disease in hundreds of millions of people and, together, are the most common cause of liver cirrhosis and cancer.  READ MORE

 

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Viral hepatitis

Viral hepatitis is inflammation of the liver caused by a virus. There are five different hepatitis viruses, hepatitis A, B, C, D and E.

All of these viruses cause short term, or acute infection. However the hepatitis B, C and D viruses can also cause long-term infection, called chronic hepatitis, which can lead to life-threatening complications such as cirrhosis (liver scarring), liver failure, and liver cancer. Viral hepatitis kills 1.4 million people every year.  READ MORE 

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          Hepatitis C Mortality Rates


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The global burden of viral hepatitis from 1990 to 2013:
Findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013

Infectious viral hepatitis is an important challenge to health worldwide. Hepatitis A virus (HAV) and hepatitis E virus (HEV) are endemic in many low-income countries.1,2 They usually cause self-limiting hepatitis but occasionally lead to fulminant liver failure and, in rare cases of immunosuppression, chronic HEV infection. Hepatitis B
virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) also cause acute illness but more commonly lead to progressive liver fibrosis, cirrhosis, and an increased risk of liver cancer (specifically hepatocellular carcinoma). READ MORE