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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

Apologies after Penrose Inquiry into blood supply contamination is published

26 March 2015 - Ministers form the United Kingdom and Scottish governments have today apologised and committed to extra funding after the Penrose Inquiry report into contaminated blood products was published.

Hepatitis Foundation Pacific project promoted at Government House

6 March 2015 - Government House selected The Hepatitis Foundation of New Zealand to showcase its Pacific project at Government House in Auckland on Friday 6 March 2015.

Governor-General's nationhood event

4 March 2015 - The Hepatitis Foundation's proposed partnership project to be promoted at Government House as part of nationhood event.

Hepatitis B personal stories

Michelle's story

Hepatitis B personal story: Michelle breaks the cycle of hepatitis B infections from mother-to-child.

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.

Hepatitis C personal stories

David M's story

Hepatitis C personal story: David thinks he contracted hepatitis C after sharing a needle in 1988. He has just completed treatment with pegylated interferon and ribavirin and is waiting for his final results.

Elizabeth Y's story

Hepatitis C personal story: Elizabeth doesn’t know exactly how she contracted the virus, but she puts it down to an accident about 10 years ago. “I was driving to work one morning and there was an accident about two cars up from me.”