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Avoidable Drug-Induced Deaths in Australia

Drug-induced deaths continue to be a public health issue in Australia, with the equivalent of five deaths per day.

How Emergency Departments Fail the Mentally Ill

A serious disconnect between hospital emergency departments and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is failing people with mental health conditions.

National Reconciliation Week 2024

Reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-indigenous Australians took a battering in 2023 when the referendum on constitutional recognition of our country’s first people was defeated following a campaign marred by racism, …

The UK’s Infected Blood Scandal: An Explainer

The infected blood scandal has been labeled the worst treatment disaster in the history of the NHS. Over 3,000 people have died as a result of receiving contaminated blood.

Health Expo 2024 Wellness Wonderland

The Health Expo 2024 Wellness Wonderland was an absolute hit, packed with exciting activities and experiences! Hepatitis SA joined in the fun as one of the stallholders.

Tarpari Wellbeing Day 2024

Recently two educators from the Hepatitis SA Education team attended the Tarpari Wellbeing Day. This family-friendly free biennial event for the whole community was held on 17 April at Memorial …

Indigenous Peoples Consensus Statement

“We acknowledge all Indigenous peoples around the world here with us and online. We, the presenters of the Indigenous Session at the World Hepatitis Summit 2024 are here to present …

Three women with arms raised, faces painted with coloured powder, happy, laughing.

Fun Equally Shared – Harmony Day with a Difference

At first glance, Harmony Day at Community Access and Services SA (CAaSSA) in Ascot Park is like most other multi-cultural festivals: people from minority cultures milling around in exotic costumes, …

WHS Declaration: Reset and Re-invigorate

“To improve the lives of the over 300 million people living with hepatitis, the attendees of the 4th World Hepatitis Summit call for a reset and re-invigoration of the response. …

From the Summit: Sadness, Anger, Call for Action to Stop Hepatitis Deaths

The World Hepatitis Summit has called on governments to put words into action and take concrete steps to reduce the impact of viral hepatitis.

Supporting Women with Hepatitis

Around the world, women living with hepatitis face barriers to getting care and treatment, beyond those faced by their male counterparts. This was the clear message from an international panel …

Australians Called to Act on Truth-Telling

The Close the Gap Campaign has called on Australians to take the initiative to act on truth-telling by undertaking their own processes in their organisations, institutions, professions, and communities to …

What did Dr Jane Lomax-Smith share the limelight with – twice?

Have some fun! Do the quiz and you could win a $25 gift card.

Celebrating 100 Issues

The Hep C Community News began as a seven-page black and white newsletter in October 1997. Now, 26 years later, we’ve reached our 100th issue! You can read an in-depth …