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UN High-Level Meeting on TB: Final countdown!

  The first-ever UN High-Level Meeting (HLM) on TB is taking place this Wednesday, 26 September! This week's edition of the TB Online Weekly Newsletter covers most advocacy initiatives ahead…

GSK candidate vaccine helps prevent active pulmonary TB in HIV negative adults in phase II study

Publication of primary results in the New England Journal of Medicine shows positive impact of innovative vaccine technology in clinical trial conducted in tuberculosis endemic regions. LONDON (25 September 2018)…

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

HIV, TB co-infection associated with decreased neurological performance

Co-infection of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and tuberculosis (TB) may be associated with decreased neurological and neuropsychological functioning, according to a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. In the study, researchers…

WHO calls for urgent action to end TB

First-ever United Nations High-Level Meeting on TB provides historic opportunity 18 September 2018 | New York: Fewer people fell ill and died from tuberculosis (TB) last year but countries are still not doing…

Political Declaration on TB ready for approval at the UN High-Level Meeting

The Political Declaration on the Fight against Tuberculosis (TB) which will be endorsed at the UN High-Level Meeting (HLM) on TB was made public in New York, following the conclusion…

ECDC and WHO Regional Office for Europe TB fact sheet 2018

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe released a fact sheet, providing basic information on TB in the…

European Union Standards for Tuberculosis Care – 2017 update

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Respiratory Society (ERS) have developed 21 patient-centred standards to guide clinicians and public health workers in their work…

Fact sheet: The U.S. government and global TB efforts

The Kaiser Family Foundation released an updated fact sheet ahead of the UN High-Level Meeting on TB, explaining the U.S. government’s role in addressing global TB, including the history of…

Global Fund partnership has saved 27 million lives

PARIS, 12 September 2018 – The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria released a report today demonstrating that 27 million lives have been saved by the Global Fund…