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Hepatitis is a virus that causes inflammation of the liver. About 150,000 New Zealanders live with chronic hepatitis B or C. The Hepatitis Foundation of New Zealand is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to improve health outcomes for those New Zealanders living with chronic hepatitis B or C. Contact the Hepatitis Foundation to join their free national programmes to receive information, support and community healthcare.
Hepatitis. Know it. Test it. Treat it.

If you would like to talk to someone about hepatitis B or C, please call the Hepatitis Foundation on 0800 33 20 10. 

News and events

Hepatitis B treatment 100% effective in preclinical trials

28 May 2015 - A newly-developed treatment for the hepatitis B virus was 100 per cent effective in curing the virus in preclinical trials, according to two papers published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

WHO adds hepatitis C drugs to essential list

11 May 2015 - On May 8 The World Health Organisation published the new edition of its Model List of Essential Medicines, which includes ground-breaking new treatments for hepatitis C.

Drug combo produces high cure rates in hard-to-treat patients

8 May 2015 - Two studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) have shown good results in treating chronic hepatitis C genotype 1.

Hepatitis B personal stories

Mike's story

Hepatitis B personal story: Mike is a Kenyan man who has recently been diagnosed with hepatitis B and wants to share his story with others.

Sheree's Story

Hepatitis B personal story: Sheree lives a positive life with chronic hepatitis B and brings hope to others.

Hepatitis C personal stories

Brent's story

Hepatitis C personal story: Unfortunately Brent has been one of the unlucky ones who went through treatment but didn't clear the virus.

George's story

Hepatitis C patient story: George Kroon had a cough that would not go away. He got sicker with fever and chest pains and ended up in the emergency department…twice. The verdict – pneumonia. This pneumonia just might have saved his life.