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Tuberculosis: The cornerstone of the AMR threat

The TB Europe Coalition released a policy paper, Tuberculosis: The cornerstone of the AMR threat, providing a brief overview of what antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is. Furthermore, the paper looks in…

Good Participatory Practice Guidelines for TB Vaccine Research 2017

Aeras releases a document providing systematic guidance on how to effectively engage stakeholders throughout the entire life cycle of TB vaccine research. GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Describing the value of working…

TBVAC2020 review article now online

TBVAC2020 (a European consortium of TB R&D partners led by TBVI and funded by the EC) gives an update on its progress towards the development of new, safe and affordable TB…

2017 Union World Conference on Lung Health

The latest edition of the TB Online Weekly Newsletter provides coverage of the 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health held on 11-14 October 2017 in Guadalajara, Mexico. To access…

HIV: the benefits of prophylaxis of TB are confirmed

Long-term follow-up in the ANRS TEMPRANO trial confirms that tuberculosis chemoprophylaxis in HIV-infected people is more than ever relevant in resource-limited countries. This prophylactic use of drugs reduces mortality, even…

People still being denied improved treatment for multidrug-resistant TB

Médecins Sans Frontières urges governments to step up the use of newer TB drugs. Guadalajara, Mexico, October 13, 2017—People with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) are still not receiving two newer TB…

Report shows growing HIV, TB and malaria crisis in Venezuela

Triple threat: Resurging epidemics, a broken health system, and a global indifference to Venezuela’s crisis October 12, 2017, Toronto, CANADA and Caracas, VENEZUELA - Venezuela is in the middle of…

Unitaid commits US $21.4 million to the WHO prequalification programme

Geneva – Unitaid is investing a further US$ 21.4 million in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) prequalification programme for medicines and diagnostics. Unitaid has supported the prequalification programme for medicines…

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 321 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter contains numerous…

Georgia on the frontlines of tackling drug-resistant TB — a photo story

Georgia continues to struggle with tuberculosis (TB), today’s leading infectious disease killer, and its drug-resistant forms. The homeless, unemployed, migrants, prisoners, and people who excessively consume alcohol are among the most…