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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 & events

WHO calls for urgent action to curb hepatitis

28 July 2015 - On World Hepatitis Day (28 July) WHO highlights the urgent need for countries to enhance action to prevent viral hepatitis infection and to ensure that people who have been infected are diagnosed and offered treatment.

World Hepatitis Day 2015

28 July 2015 - World Hepatitis day is on July 28. Will you be doing anything to mark the day?

FDA approve new drugs for hepatitis C genotypes 3 and 4

27 July 2015 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved new drugs for the treatment of hepatitis C genotypes 3 and 4, Daklinza and Technivie.

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

Allan's story

Hepatitis C personal story: Allan was 20-years-old when he had an accident that needed a blood transfusion. It was 1971. This is when he contracted hepatitis C.

Emily's story

Hepatitis C personal story: Emily’s life has been a rollercoaster ride, with extreme high points and extreme lows. There is no doubt that her daughter, now 4, has been the highlight of her life and a driving force for many of her decisions.