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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

World Hepatitis Day is on Thrusday July 28

20 July 2016 - The Hepatitis Foundation of New Zealand’s Acting Chief Executive, Susan Hay, says it is important to bring viral hepatitis to people’s attention each year with World Hepatitis Day.

Hepatitis B clinical trial opens in New Zealand

11 July 2016 - A clinical trial is now open for people who have been diagnosed with chronic hepatitis B virus infection, who have not had treatment for this condition in the last 2 years.

New hepatitis C treatments funded from 1 July

4 July 2016 - Two new treatments for hepatitis C have been funded from 1 July 2016.

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.