DPRK Trip Report – June 2018

Almost two years since the first patients were started on hep B antiviral medicines in the DPRK, volunteer teams have been returning four times each year. During these clinics, the international and local doctors see patients together, monitoring their response to treatment and starting new patients on treatment. Gastroenterology advanced trainee Robyn Laube describes herContinue reading DPRK Trip Report – June 2018

New hope for Kiribati: Treating hepatitis B in the Pacific Islands

Written by Joyce Yu, Publicity Officer November 2017 marked the beginning of a new Hepatitis B Free project. Dr Alice Lee made the first visit to Kiribati, a beautiful island nation in the central Pacific Ocean consisting of 33 coral islands. Its capital city, Tarawa, lies roughly halfway between Australia and Hawaii. An incredibly remoteContinue reading New hope for Kiribati: Treating hepatitis B in the Pacific Islands

Assoc. Professor Alice Lee awarded the 2017 Hepatitis NSW Cheryl Burman Award in honour of community activist and leader

Congratulations Associate Professor Alice!     At the Annual General Meeting of Hepatitis NSW in October, Associate Professor Alice Lee, Co-Founder and Co-Director of Hepatitis B Free, was presented the 2017 Hepatitis NSW (HNSW) Cheryl Burman Award for her work on viral hepatitis in the Asia-Pacific Region. This was the first time the Award wasContinue reading Assoc. Professor Alice Lee awarded the 2017 Hepatitis NSW Cheryl Burman Award in honour of community activist and leader

One year update from the field: immense challenges and joy

With the US travel ban coming into effect on September 1, 2017, the teams from Hepatitis B Free and Christian Friends of Korea (CFK) faced even greater challenges in their work in the DPRK. Despite the political circumstances, volunteer doctors from the hepatitis program ran clinics for the third time this year in Kaesong andContinue reading One year update from the field: immense challenges and joy

BACK IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA: JULY 2017 MEDICAL TRIP (PT. 2)

It’s been five years since we began working in the Oro Province, Papua New Guinea (PNG). This July, our volunteer team returned to Popondetta to run vaccination and general health clinics. Read more about it here. The progress we’ve been able to make in the Oro Province would not have been possible without collaboration withContinue reading BACK IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA: JULY 2017 MEDICAL TRIP (PT. 2)