Global Liver Institute
GLOBAL LIVER INSTITUTE
Obstetric and Neonatal Professionals Must Work More Closely with Pregnant People to Identify Liver Diseases Early
(Washington D.C., February 1, 2023) – Global Liver Institute (GLI) launches its third annual #RareAware campaign today to raise awareness of and build resources for liver health challenges to maternal and neonatal well-being through a series of webinars, storytimes, and social media outreach. Liver diseases such as (spell out) ICP and BA can complicate a pregnancy or endanger a newborn’s earliest days, in the worst cases threatening the lives of baby and mother alike.
Checked Out for the Holidays? Here’s What You Missed in Liver Health
Happy New Year! We hope the year has already begun to bring you fresh energy and new opportunities. Indeed, last year ended with a bang for liver health. In case you missed it, we’re here to catch you up.
City/State/Country: Radford, VA, USA Disease(s) of Loved One: Cirrhosis (2012 - Present) I first heard the word “cirrhosis” in March of 2012. At the time, my husband was battling sepsis – going into...
City/State/Country: Springfield, Illinois, USA Disease(s): Autoimmune Hepatitis (2002 - Present); Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (2017 - Present) “Have you noticed that your eyes are kind of...
Global Liver Institute Announces New Leadership of the Liver Action Network
In 2021, Global Liver Institute (GLI) launched the Liver Action Network (LAN) to better synchronize engagement across the liver advocacy community and to meet the needs of a rapidly growing cadre of liver health advocates. The LAN operates as a first-of-its-kind network that provides community member organizations a central structure for the formulation of collective health policy and programmatic solutions.
If We Do Not Prevent Liver Disease Now, the World Will Face Devastating Loss of Both Life and Financial Resources
Global Liver Institute (GLI), the premier patient-led liver health nonprofit operating globally, announces the launch of its Global State of Liver Health report as part of its Liver Health is Public Health (LHPH) initiative. Through compiled statistics and expert perspectives, the report paints a preliminary picture of the key issues in liver health worldwide as well as the unique challenges faced by communities in specific regions before providing recommendations for the future.
The Latest at GLI: October 2022
At GLI, we know that Liver Health is Public Health – which means that prevention is perhaps our greatest tool to keep livers around the world healthy. These past few months have been busy – and they...
Global Liver Institute Recognized as a Healthy People 2030 Champion
Global Liver Institute (GLI), the premier patient-led liver health nonprofit operating worldwide, announces that the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has recognized the organization as a Healthy People 2030 Champion.
Rates of Liver Cancers Are Going Up – and Communities of Color Face the Most Risk
Global Liver Institute (GLI) today launches its 5th annual #OctoberIs4Liver education and awareness campaign, which calls attention to liver cancer – the third deadliest cancer in the world. Throughout the month, GLI will use media, social media, educational expert panels, and other events to…
Patient Story Feature: The Advocacy (and Research) That Saved My Life by Melinda Bachini
After brushing off the symptoms of shoulder pain, fatigue, and GI issues as part of my career as a paramedic, I eventually scheduled an appointment with my primary care physician in 2009 when I suspected that I had gallbladder stones. The ultrasound revealed that I had a grapefruit-sized tumor on my liver…
Patient Story Feature: The Ups and Downs of a Liver Cancer Journey by Anthony Villiotti
St. Patrick’s Day seems to be a recurring theme throughout my liver cancer journey: I was diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma on March 17, 2017 and exactly one year later, I received the phone call telling me that I was getting a new liver. Before my battle with liver cancer, I had struggled with weight problems, diabetes, NASH, and cirrhosis…
Liver Cancer Won’t Wait. We Shouldn’t Either.
“You have liver cancer.” It’s a sentence that nobody wants to hear, but far too many people have heard (likely hundreds of thousands this year). Despite the prominent position that cancer has played...