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Highlights from the 2018 Union World Conference on Lung Health

     This week’s edition of the TB Online Weekly Newsletter features highlights from the 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health that took place on 24-27 October 2018 in the Hague,…

MSF warns high prices of TB drugs restrict people’s access to best drug-resistant TB treatment

Calls on US pharma corporation Johnson & Johnson to cut key TB drug price in half The Hague, 23 October 2018 — People with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) continue to be…

Managing the complexities and risks of HIV and TB coinfection

New Rochelle, NY, October 18, 2018 — A new study identified a significant association between HIV infection and complexities of treating patients with tuberculosis coinfection. Patients with HIV were more…

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 344 of the ‘Global Fund Observer.’ The newsletter includes articles…

The sleeping giant: the danger of neglecting latent TB infection

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has published comprehensive guidance on the management of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) targeted for European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries. October…

TB rates in England hit lowest recorded levels

New data released by Public Health England reveal that the number of people diagnosed with tuberculosis In England is at its lowest level since the 1990s. New data published by…

WHO and Global Fund sign framework agreement

The World Health Organization and the Global Fund today (October 11) signed a Global Strategic Framework as a foundation for closer collaboration, based on respective mandates and strengths, and with…

TB vaccine halves risk of disease in people with latent TB

A vaccine against tuberculosis (TB) reduced the risk of developing active TB in HIV-negative people with latent TB infection by 54% in a large phase 2b study published last month…

Highlights from the UN High-Level Meeting on TB

  The first-ever UN High-Level Meeting (HLM) on TB took place on 26 September 2018! This week’s edition of the TB Online Weekly Newsletter features highlights from the HLM, including statements…

One in five exposed to TB during HIV clinic visits, Malawi study finds

As many as one in five people attending an HIV clinic in Malawi had prolonged exposure to another patient with potentially infectious tuberculosis (TB) during the course of a year,…