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Experts set out targets to eliminate TB within a generation

-- TB can be treated, prevented and cured, yet it kills 1.6 million people a year, more people than any other infectious disease. -- The savings from averting a TB…

A new digital platform for timely analysis and use of TB data

The WHO Global TB Programme has developed and is supporting country implementation of a new digital platform to store, analyze and visualize national and subnational TB surveillance data. The platform…

WHO issues updated recommendations on TB infection prevention and control

The World Health Organization has just issued updated WHO guidelines on TB infection prevention and control. These guidelines outline a new evidence-based framework that promotes the implementation of an integrated…

Belarus to switch to WHO’s new treatment guidelines for MDR-TB

“The World Health Organization has recently updated its treatment guidelines for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Now all MDR-TB patients (not only those with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, XDR-TB) should get new medicines…

One-month regimen noninferior for preventing HIV-related TB

For HIV-infected patients, a one-month regimen of rifapentine and isoniazid is noninferior to nine months of isoniazid alone for preventing tuberculosis, according to a study published in the March 14…

Japan makes significant contribution to Global Fund

TOKYO — The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria applauds Japan’s latest contribution of US$339.3 million to the Global Fund, signaling strong leadership in global health by Japan.…

UNAIDS reports mixed progress towards reaching the 2020 target of reducing TB deaths among people living with HIV by 75%

Five countries met the target three years ahead of the 2020 deadline and 18 more are on track; however, most countries are lagging behind and risk missing the target completely.…

Drug resistant strains could become the dominant form of TB in Europe: it’s time to end TB

If the current situation continues, the majority of tuberculosis (TB) patients in the next generation could be suffering from drug resistant forms of the disease. The latest WHO/European Centre for…

It’s Time: GNP+ and TBpeople join forces to end TB and TB/HIV

The Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) and TBpeople recognises March 24th as World TB Day, the annual day to focus attention on tuberculosis (TB), by calling for…

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 352 of the ‘Global Fund Observer.’ The newsletter includes pieces…

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