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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

Release: Breakthrough treatment will cure thousands of New Zealanders

28 September 2016 - From October 1, GPs around New Zealand will start prescribing life-changing medication to many of the 50,000 people living with hepatitis C in New Zealand.

EASL issues new hepatitis C recommendations for all genotypes

27 September 2016 - The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) released its latest recommendations on treatment of hepatitis C at a special meeting last Thursday in Paris.

Event: GP education meeting in Wellington

22 September 2016 - The GP education meeting about new hepatitis C medications will be held in Wellington on Wednesday September 28.

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

Craig's story

Craig, 59, knows the effect hepatitis C can have on a person. After living with the hepatitis C virus for 42 years, earlier this year he was cured of the virus with the help of life-saving treatment Harvoni.

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.