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The Hep-cast is back for Series 2!

The podcast series explores the people behind the fight against hepatitis. In the second series the Hep-cast focuses on hepatitis B, in each episode you will hear from leading medical professionals, researchers, advocates and people with lived experience of hepatitis as they explore what needs to be done to reach elimination.

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Hep-cast: Series 2

In Series 2 of the Hep-cast we will focus on the lives of those impacted by viral hepatitis globally, including mothers, young people, people who have been incarcerated, refugees and migrants.

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Series 2: Episode 4

Health equality: fighting for testing and treatment among migrant and refugee populations

In the final episode of the Hep-cast series 2 , Sidney Vo, a hepatitis B advocate, joins Professor Maria Buti from Hospital General Universitari Valle Hebron, Barcelona, Professor Mohammad Ali from the National Liver Foundation of Bangladesh (NLFB) and Camila Picchio, a public health researcher from Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) to discuss the challenges and barriers to accessing testing in a traditional healthcare setting and key considerations that are needed to reach migrants and refugees populations.

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Series 2: Episode 3

Inside Prisons: The hepatitis care pathway for incarcerated people

“We have these little conversations privately, as discreetly as possible, because there is a lot of stigma in prison settings… these guys know that we’ve been to prison so when we’re speaking to some of these people, it really makes a difference” says Clive Williams, a peer support lead for The Hepatitis C Trust, who previously lived with hepatitis C and was treated and cured while in prison.

In this episode, Clive Williams joins Dr. John May, President of Health Through Walls, and Dr. Sanjay Sarin, Vice President, Access at FIND to explore viral hepatitis within prison settings and interventions and experiences of people living with viral hepatitis in prison.

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Series 2: Episode 2

Youth Can’t Wait – Empowering Young People in the Fight against Hepatitis

David Urick was born with hepatitis B but was only told when he was teenager. The confusion and stigma that followed had a profound and life changing impact on overcoming drug use, attempted suicide and depression. In this episode, David from the U.S. joins Professor Manal El-Sayed, a professor of paediatrics at Ain Shams University in Egypt, and Arafat Bwambale, Co-founder of the Great Lakes Peace Centre in Uganda to discuss the critical importance of working with young people to achieve elimination of viral hepatitis by 2030.


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Series 2: Episode 1

Women Leading the Fight to Protect the Next Generation from Hepatitis

In this first episode of series 2, Dr Sarah Jarvis is joined by Nafisa Yussf and two other passionate women: Cynthia Raissa Tamandjou, a Medical Virologist based in France and Bisi Bright, a Clinical Pharmacist and CEO of the LiveWell Initiative in Nigeria. These inspiring women have dedicated their lives to empowering women and mothers living with viral hepatitis, challenging misconceptions and tackling the stigma to improve the lives of others.

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Series 1: Episode 1


In episode 1, the Hep-cast explores how people who have been affected by hepatitis C are leading the fight against the virus in their communities. Sarah Jarvis, our host, is joined by Cary James of the World Hepatitis Alliance, Professor Carla Treloar from the University of New South Wales and Tony McClure from the Hepatitis C Trust in the UK.

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Series 1: Episode 2

Find the Missing Millions 

This second episode focusses on testing and how finding the ‘missing millions’ is essential to eliminate hepatitis C. Our host, Dr Sarah Jarvis, is joined by Manal El Sayed from the Egyptian National Committee for the Control of Viral Hepatitis, Sonjelle Shilton, Deputy Head of HCV access at Global NGO FIND and Jennifer Slepin, who co-founded HepCarestream in the USA after being cured of hepatitis C.

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Series 1: Episode 3

Breaking Barriers to Treatement

In this episode our focus turns to treatment as we explore the power of cure and how to successfully take treatment to the people who need it most. Host Sarah Jarvis is joined by Maka Gogia, Program Director of the Georgian Harm Reduction Network, George Kalamitsis, Chair of the Hellenic Liver Patient Association in Athens and Alex Thompson, Director of Gastroenterology at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne.

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Series 1: Episode 4

Ending the Chain of Transmission

This episode focuses on the role of harm reduction services in protecting vulnerable people from hepatitis C. Host Sarah Jarvis hears from Heidi Fridriksdottir, Project Manager of the TrapHepC initiative in Iceland – where they have already reached the WHO service targets for hepatitis C elimination –, Aura Roig, Director of the grass-roots, women-focussed Metzineres organization in Barcelona and Jodie Albert, a Community Outreach Worker in the Atahkakoop Know Your Status hepatitis C program, a rural First Nation community in Canada.

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Series 1: UK in Focus

Elimination is Possible 

In the first of our two ‘UK in Focus’ episodes, our panel discusses the current status of hepatitis C elimination in the UK and share good practice initiatives that are making elimination possible. Our host, Dr Sarah Jarvis, is joined by Professor Graham Foster, Professor of Hepatology at Queen Mary University of London, Rachel Halford, CEO of the Hepatitis C Trust and Professor John Dillon, Professor of Hepatology and Gastroenterology at University of Dundee.

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Series 1: UK in Focus

Collaborate to Eliminate 

This episode speaks to three women whose organisations are working together to achieve the elimination of hepatitis C in their community. Our host, Dr Sarah Jarvis, is joined by Shabana Begum, the South Asian Project Officer at The Hepatitis C Trust, Stacey Smith, Director of Nursing at Humankind and Diane Williams, Hepatitis C Network Manager for the West Yorkshire Operational Delivery Network.

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Series 1: Episode 5

The Global Movement to Eliminate Viral Hepatitis 

In this season’s final episode, our panel discusses the power of the global hepatitis movement and their willingness to achieve the elimination of viral hepatitis as a public health threat, including how to overcome the challenges that lie ahead. Our host, Dr Sarah Jarvis, is joined by Charles Gore, hepatitis advocate and founder of the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA), Dr Su Wang, President of the WHA, Homie Razavi, MD of Center for Disease Analysis Foundation, and John Ward, Director of the Coalition for Global Hepatitis Elimination at the Task Force for Global Health.

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The Hep-cast is a collaboration between the World Hepatitis Alliance and Gilead Sciences Europe Limited. The Hep-cast is fully funded by Gilead Sciences Europe Limited.