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TB Alliance sublicenses promising TB drug from the Medicines Patent Pool

Agreement announced on World Tuberculosis Day revitalizes efforts to develop sutezolid as effective response to infectious disease killer. NEW YORK and GENEVA, 24 March 2017 — On World Tuberculosis Day,…

UNAIDS warns that countries will miss the 2020 target of reducing HIV-associated TB deaths by 75% unless urgent action is taken

GENEVA, 24 March 2017—On World Tuberculosis Day, 24 March, UNAIDS is urging countries to do much more to reduce the number of tuberculosis (TB) deaths among people living with HIV.…

HIV co-infection influences natural selection on M. tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major global health problem, with 10 million cases and 2 million deaths per year, according to the World Health Organization. The only available vaccine is effective…

Next-generation Xpert® MTB/RIF Ultra assay recommended by WHO

Geneva ¦ 24 March 2017 - The World Health Organization (WHO) today recommended the use in all settings of a next-generation Xpert® MTB/RIF assay (called Xpert® MTB/RIF Ultra) as a…

Statement on the use of child-friendly fixed-dose combinations for the treatment of TB in children

Geneva ¦ 24 March 2017 - The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF issued a joint statement today, urging all National TB Programmes to replace the previously used medicines for…

World TB Day 2017: The Lancet Respiratory Medicine: special issue on TB

To mark World TB Day 2017 and the launch of a new Commission on drug-resistant TB, The Lancet Respiratory Medicine's April issue is about TB. To access the issue, click…

Migrants in Europe at risk of drug-resistant TB

Migrants, refugees who are often in densely-populated, unsanitary conditions most at risk from new form of TB which cannot easily be cured with existing drugs. VIENNA - In the late…

World TB Day: leave no one behind

The WHO European Region marks World TB Day on 24 March 2017 under the global theme “Unite to end TB: leave no one behind”. This year, the focus for the…

WHO issues ethics guidance to protect rights of TB patients

World TB Day 2017 – Unite efforts to leave no one behind 22 March 2017 | GENEVA - New tuberculosis (TB) ethics guidance, launched today by the World Health Organization…

No time to lose: G20 leadership in TB research needed to end TB

NEW YORK CITY, NY; UNIONDALE, NY; JOHANESSBURG, SOUTH AFRICA; March 23, 2017—In advance of World TB Day, Treatment Action Group (TAG), Health GAP, AIDS-Free World and Treatment Action Campaign (TAC)…