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We are excited to announce we have a new Team member - Shelley Ryan has joined as the first Fundraiser ever employed by HQ.

Queensland Health recognises the need for awareness and prevention and increasing access to treatment in the Queensland Hepatitis B Action Plan and Hepatitis C Action Plan 2016-2021, but has made it clear that the availability of government funding for NGOs will decrease. The HQ Board therefore decided to employ Shelley, an experienced Fundraiser, to help find alternative sources of funding for the work that needs to be done. 

While the Board is taking this path for sustainability of the organisation, it is also making it clear through the HQ Strategic Plan (available here), and in dealings with Queensland Health, that government still has a public health responsibility for increasing prevention and access to treatment for both hepatitis B and hepatitis C.

HQ will continue to work with government to take advantage of the new treatments for HIV and to improve the levels of HBV information, prevention and monitoring among Queenslanders.

So we wish Shelley every success in her new role.  We will all be supporting her, and I hope you will be too.  

Thanks,

Clint Ferndale
CEO

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Queensland Health recognises the need for awareness and prevention and increasing access to treatment in the Queensland Hepatitis B Action Plan and Hepatitis C Action Plan 2016-2021, but has made it clear that the availability of government funding for NGOs will decrease. The HQ Board therefore decided to employ Shelley, an experienced Fundraiser, to help find alternative sources of funding for the work that needs to be done. 

While the Board is taking this path for sustainability of the organisation, it is also making it clear through the HQ Strategic Plan (available here), and in dealings with Queensland Health, that government still has a public health responsibility for increasing prevention and access to treatment for both hepatitis B and hepatitis C.

HQ will continue to work with government to take advantage of the new treatments for HIV and to improve the levels of HBV information, prevention and monitoring among Queenslanders.

So we wish Shelley every success in her new role.  We will all be supporting her, and I hope you will be too.  

Thanks,

Clint Ferndale
CEO

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Queensland Health recognises the need for awareness and prevention and increasing access to treatment in the Queensland Hepatitis B Action Plan and Hepatitis C Action Plan 2016-2021, but has made it clear that the availability of government funding for NGOs will decrease. The HQ Board therefore decided to employ Shelley, an experienced Fundraiser, to help find alternative sources of funding for the work that needs to be done. 

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So we wish Shelley every success in her new role.  We will all be supporting her, and I hope you will be too.  

Thanks,

Clint Ferndale
CEO

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Queensland Health recognises the need for awareness and prevention and increasing access to treatment in the Queensland Hepatitis B Action Plan and Hepatitis C Action Plan 2016-2021, but has made it clear that the availability of government funding for NGOs will decrease. The HQ Board therefore decided to employ Shelley, an experienced Fundraiser, to help find alternative sources of funding for the work that needs to be done. 

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HQ will continue to work with government to take advantage of the new treatments for HIV and to improve the levels of HBV information, prevention and monitoring among Queenslanders.

So we wish Shelley every success in her new role.  We will all be supporting her, and I hope you will be too.  

Thanks,

Clint Ferndale
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HQ Welcomes Fundraising Specialist

We are excited to announce we have a new Team member - Shelley Ryan has joined as the first Fundraiser ever employed by HQ.

Queensland Health recognises the need for awareness and prevention and increasing access to treatment in the Queensland Hepatitis B Action Plan and Hepatitis C Action Plan 2016-2021, but has made it clear that the availability of government funding for NGOs will decrease. The HQ Board therefore decided to employ Shelley, an experienced Fundraiser, to help find alternative sources of funding for the work that needs to be done. 

While the Board is taking this path for sustainability of the organisation, it is also making it clear through the HQ Strategic Plan (available here), and in dealings with Queensland Health, that government still has a public health responsibility for increasing prevention and access to treatment for both hepatitis B and hepatitis C.

HQ will continue to work with government to take advantage of the new treatments for HIV and to improve the levels of HBV information, prevention and monitoring among Queenslanders.

So we wish Shelley every success in her new role.  We will all be supporting her, and I hope you will be too.  

Thanks,

Clint Ferndale
CEO

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Treatment

Effective treatment is available for both chronic hepatitis B and C.  Before you can see a liver specialist to talk about going on treatment, you need to get a referral from your GP first.

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