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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, has published Issue 360 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter features…

Major TB reduction impossible without expansion of ART coverage

Tuberculosis incidence in sub-Saharan Africa is falling too slowly to meet global targets of an 80% reduction by 2030, and where incidence is falling, the decline is strongly associated with…

UK pledges £1.4B to Global Fund, boosting advocates’ spirits

LONDON — The United Kingdom pledged £1.4 billion ($1.8 billion) to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on Friday, with advocates hoping the commitment will encourage other donors to…

NIH launches large TB prevention trial for people exposed to multidrug-resistant TB

Study will compare delamanid to isoniazid for preventing TB disease in at-risk contacts A large clinical trial to assess treatments for preventing people at high risk from developing multidrug-resistant tuberculosis…

MSF technical brief: A rapid TB test for people living with HIV

TB LAM can help close the deadly TB testing gap. TB is the leading cause of death among people living with HIV. Only around 50 per cent of people living…

Transition of TB program in Romania: the role, opportunities and priorities for civil society

35 participants including civil society representatives, CCM members, Global Fund Portfolio Manager, experts from neighboring countries and representatives of the governmental structures gathered in Bucharest on 13 – 14 of…

Management of TB in HIV patients: British HIV Association guideline

The British HIV Association has released an updated guideline for the management of TB in patients with HIV. For more information, click here. British HIV Association guidelines for the management…

New rapid test significantly more effective for TB diagnosis in people with HIV

Compared to the only other approved device for TB detection in people living with HIV, the new FujiLAM point-of-care test offers superior diagnostic sensitivity. A new study has shown a…

Xpert Ultra test for diagnosing TB now included in Cochrane Review

Tuberculosis (TB) causes more deaths globally than any other infectious disease and is a top 10 cause of death worldwide. Globally in 2017, of the estimated 10 million people with…

Medicines shortages: take part in a survey of the EU Civil Society Forum on HIV, Hepatitis and TB

A month ago more than 30 Civil Society organisations reached out to the European Commission asking for a strong EU engagement to tackle the issue of medicines shortages. Now, the EU…

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