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Study demonstrates mortality benefit of Xpert TB assay in HIV patients

Patients newly diagnosed with advanced HIV in Malawi who were screened for tuberculosis with the Xpert MTB/RIF assay had significantly lower rates of 12-month, all-cause mortality than patients who were…

Open letter: UN General Assembly High Level Meeting on the fight against Tuberculosis

Few weeks before the UN General Assembly High Level Meeting on the fight against Tuberculosis, the EATG issues an open letter: 'As negotiations on the final declaration are now being…

Aidspan publishes new issue of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, published Issue 339 of the ‘Global Fund Observer.’ The newsletter includes articles…

Outcome document of the United Nations meeting on TB at risk. Germany must not give in to pressure from the US government under Trump!

Berlin, 27.07.2018 -- On 26 September, the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis will take place at the United Nations. During this meeting, the gathered  international community will determine the…

At AIDS 2018, advocates want action from world leaders to end TB-HIV

Amsterdam, The Netherlands (July 23, 2018) — In preparation for the first ever United Nation’s High-Level Meeting (UNHLM) on tuberculosis (TB), to be held September 26, in New York, advocates…

2018 TAG Pipeline Report

Treatment Action Group (TAG) released the 2018 Pipeline Report - TAG’s annual review of therapeutics, diagnostics, vaccines, and preventive technologies in development for HIV, HCV, and TB, along with immune-based…

Global Fund and ICRC join forces to enhance response to HIV, TB and malaria in conflict-affected areas

Geneva, 16 July 2018 – The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) met Monday to announce…

How many people die from TB every year?

A study explores why the global estimates for tuberculosis mortality differ according to the institution that provides them The discrepancies between the estimates for global tuberculosis deaths by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Institute for…

Advocates call for policies to support all-oral regimens for children with drug-resistant TB

Advocates release recommendations for injectable-free regimens for children under the age of 12 years. The Desmond Tutu Tuberculosis Centre (DTTC), the Sentinel Project on Pediatric Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis and Treatment Action…

Activists call on Johnson & Johnson to drop the price of bedaquiline

Activists ask the company to drop the price of bedaquiline in all markets to $32 a month or lower. South Africa’s Department of Health recently announced that it will replace…

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