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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

Listen: Hepatitis C decision is a "huge advantage" for patients, says Professor Ed Gane

5 May 2016 - A liver specialist says Pharmac's decision to "open consultations" on seven proposed new treatments, including two for hepatitis C is a huge advance for those with the disease.

Media release: HFNZ congratulates The Government and DHBs for providing Pharmac with $50 million total extra funding, bringing affected New Zealanders one step closer to having access to hepatitis C treatment.

5 May 2016 - The Government and DHBs (District Health Boards) are providing Pharmac with a $50 million total boost to fund new medicines in New Zealand, including new treatments for hepatitis C infection.

Low-cost generic hepatitis C drugs match branded products in viral responses

20 April 2016 - According to a study presented by Dr James Freeman at the 2016 International Liver Congress (EASL), generic versions of breakthrough hepatitis C medications are just as effective as branded products. Generic versions of direct-acting antivirals are purchased from China and India by people unable to obtain treatment for hepatitis C.

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

Grant's story

Grant is a 56 year-old business development adviser living in Hamilton. Unexpectedly one evening in 1996 he received a call from his health provider telling him he had hepatitis C. He had given blood earlier and they had detected the virus in his blood.

Warren's story

Warren is a woodcraft artist living in Whitianga and learned of his hepatitis C status 18 years ago. He has written his story to share with others living with hepatitis C.