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New Testing Speeds Up Results For Identifying Hepatitis B

Tuesday, 26 July 2022, 12:10 pm | Hepatitis Foundation

The Hepatitis Foundation has introduced a new point of care (POC) finger prick test. The test is the first of its type to be introduced into New Zealand for Hepatitis B testing. The finger prick is easy to use and is a less invasive procedure, compared ... More >>

Road Shows Bring Hepatitis Education To Auckland

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 5:50 am | Hepatitis Foundation

A series of road shows being held in Auckland this year aim to raise awareness of hepatitis and educate health professionals on how to treat people with the virus. The Hepatitis Foundation of New Zealand’s nurses will be presenting at two road ... More >>

Hepatitis Foundation statement on Investigation

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 5:01 pm | Hepatitis Foundation

The Hepatitis Foundation of New Zealand (HFNZ) has engaged KPMG to investigate two potential issues about expenses raised by the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) in 2015. More >>

Report inaccurate and unsubstantiated - Hepatitis Foundation

Friday, 29 November 2019, 8:42 am | Hepatitis Foundation

The Hepatitis Foundation of NZ is fully committed to its patients and continues to support them despite inaccurate claims of financial mismanagement. More >>

Police at very low risk of hepatitis C infection

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 1:27 pm | Hepatitis Foundation

Police at very low risk of hepatitis C infection from contact with public, Hepatitis Foundation say More >>

Global attention shifts to hepatitis

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:45 pm | Hepatitis Foundation

World health leaders are turning their attention to hepatitis after New Zealand and 193 countries agreed to proactively address viral hepatitis. More >>

New Zealanders to support Hepatitis Foundation says Governor

Saturday, 21 June 2014, 1:09 pm | Hepatitis Foundation

The Governor-General today encouraged New Zealanders to support The Hepatitis Foundation of New Zealand in its long-term goal of eradicating chronic hepatitis B and C in New Zealand. More >>

Hepatitis: The Silent Killer

Monday, 25 July 2011, 2:24 pm | Hepatitis Foundation

More than 250 New Zealanders die prematurely and unnecessarily each year due to viral hepatitis. And it is estimated that the number of New Zealanders with chronic viral hepatitis who die from either liver cancer or liver failure will treble over the ... More >>

World Hepatitis Day

Thursday, 14 May 2009, 12:17 pm | Hepatitis Foundation

More than 100 New Zealanders die prematurely each year due to lack of hepatitis B & C diagnosis and treatment More >>

Hepatitis C could cost New Zealand $400 mil 2020

Wednesday, 27 September 2006, 10:36 am | Hepatitis Foundation

Hepatitis C affects an estimated 40,000 New Zealanders but only about 25 percent know they have the disease. This is according to New Zealand’s leading liver transplant physician Associate Professor Ed Gane who says hepatitis C is now the country’s ... More >>

New treatment funding good news hepatitis C NZers

Wednesday, 4 February 2004, 12:59 am | Hepatitis Foundation

Auckland, 3 February 2004 – Hepatitis Foundation Chief Executive John Hornell has welcomed the announcement of funding for a new treatment for hepatitis C. Pegasys® (peginterferon alfa-2a) will be available for people with chronic genotype 1 hepatitis ... More >>