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Improving the use of methadone for drug users with TB to prevent withdrawal

-- Study finds higher dosages of methadone needed while on rifampicin -- Clinicians will be able to use the study as a guide for treatment for their patients -- Researchers…

TB LAM test improves TB diagnosis in people with low CD4 counts

Use of the TB LAM test in people with HIV with CD4 counts below 200 boosted the number of people diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) by a third, an observational study…

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 356 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter features…

Research, regulatory and access considerations regarding pretomanid

TB CAB releases document outlining key considerations regarding pretomanid in anticipation of FDA public advisory committee meeting on the TB Alliance's new drug application for pretomanid. In March 2019, the…

Breaking the cycle: Paediatric DR-TB detection, care and treatment in Tajikistan

The Tajik Ministry of Health and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began a comprehensive paediatric tuberculosis (TB) care programme in 2011. The paediatric TB project in Dushanbe aims to decrease the…

Declaration of the Rights of People Affected by TB launched

The Declaration of the Rights of People Affected by TB  was launched on 14 May 2019 by TBpeople, in partnership with the Stop TB Partnership and together with the three civil society…

TB epidemiology: Paris, Glasgow

- A study released by the French public health authorities says there has been an overall increase in the number of TB cases since 2016, particularly in the north Parisian…

The cost of complacency: Economist Intelligence Unit report underscores major gaps in world’s response to drug-resistant TB

Report estimates drug-resistant TB deaths in a single year cost the global economy at least US$17.8 billion and calls for commitment and action to end the epidemic. Urgent action needed for…

TB Alliance and partners form multidisciplinary center for translational TB drug research

New collaboration, supported by U.S. National Institutes of Health, to produce two new clinical stage TB drug candidates NEW YORK, NY (May 9, 2019)—The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious…

Global Fund releases new Focus On Universal Health Coverage

"Without universal access to quality health care, millions of people die unnecessarily every year, and preventable diseases including AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria continue to ravage families and communities. To achieve…