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ZeNix clinical trial announced

New trial evaluates whether the efficacy of the BPaL drug regimen can be maintained with reduced toxicity NEW YORK (7 February, 2018) — TB Alliance has announced the start of…

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 330 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter includes articles…

New guide: Your rights and TB care

Treatment Action Group (TAG) released an innovative and important new TB resource – Know Your Rights: Tuberculosis Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Guide. Know Your Rights is for people who have…

Delamanid — a broken dream for patients with MDR-TB?

After decades of neglect by the drugs industry, the fight against tuberculosis will be even harder now that delamanid’s role seems to be rather limited. When the new TB drug…

Otsuka to advance development of novel TB compound

Otsuka awarded grant to advance development of novel TB compound OPC-167832 with delamanid TOKYO, Japan & PRINCETON, NJ, USA I January 29, 2018 -- Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., and its…

Flu vaccine may reduce risk for TB

Influenza vaccination may also protect people against tuberculosis, the world’s No. 1 infectious disease killer, according to results from a large nationwide cohort study in Taiwan. Yung-Feng Yen, MD, clinical…

Odessa, Ukraine begins Zero TB journey

In 2017, Odessa Mayor Gennady Trukhanov signed a declaration announcing the intention to align with the Zero TB Initiative and Zero TB Cities project.  The goal is to bring comprehensive TB…

United States donates rapid TB detection equipment to Uzbekistan

The United States announced today (January 30) that it will be providing the Uzbekistan Ministry of Health with state of the art medical equipment for the rapid diagnosis of tuberculosis…

Multi-disease testing offers new ways to streamline disease management, Unitaid report says

Geneva, 1 February 2018 – Innovators are responding to the world’s growing co-infection crisis by developing devices that can quickly, accurately diagnose multiple diseases at a time. Unitaid’s new landscape…

WHO Executive Board adopts resolution on upcoming UN High-Level Meeting on TB

26 January 2018 | Geneva: Countries and partners at the 142nd World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board (EB), adopted a Resolution yesterday in support of the upcoming UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting…