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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: Hepatitis Foundation Nurse Conference to up skill professionals around the country

21 October 2016 - The conference will be held October 27-28 in Auckland and will include presentations from Dr Alex Lampen-Smith, Dr Chris Moyes and a full day advanced liver disease course.

What are genotypes and how are they different?

19 October 2016 - Dr Alex Lampen-Smith explains.

Australia provides DAAs in programme to eradicate hepatitis C

12 October 2016 - Australia is on track to cure more people of hepatitis C (HCV) infection in 2016 alone than it has in the past 20 years, according to a report from the Kirby Institute of the UNSW Australia.

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

Roger's story

Roger, 69, is an old-school kiwi bloke. He was almost 40 when he was diagnosed with HCV, even though he’d been having symptoms for a while.

Kathy's story

Kathy, 55, had been sick for a very long time. Since contracting hepatitis C 30 years ago, she has had to stop working and has found doing everyday chores difficult because of the symptoms.