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India hosts Preparatory Meeting of the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment

Global partners commit to step up the fight against AIDS, TB and malaria NEW DELHI, 8 January 2019 – At the kick-off meeting of the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment, leaders,…

KFF fact sheet examines Global Fund, U.S. government’s role in Fund

Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF): The U.S. & The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria  This updated fact sheet examines the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria…

Glimmers of hope: moving towards better HIV and TB treatment in eastern Europe

Eastern Europe continues to have one of the worst HIV epidemics in the world outside sub-Saharan Africa, with the worst linkage to care of any region in the world, last…

Fuelling the Global Fund

On Jan 11, 2019, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced the fundraising target for its next 3 year replenishment cycle—“The single most important public health measure…

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

Urine testing of people with HIV for TB can save lives and be cost-effective

Mass. General-led study supports urine-based tuberculosis screening in two African countries Screening all hospitalized patients with HIV for tuberculosis (TB) using urine tests would improve life expectancy and be cost-effective…

Temperature-stable experimental TB vaccine enters clinical testing

Vaccinations have begun in a Phase 1 human clinical trial testing a freeze-dried, temperature-stable formulation of an experimental tuberculosis (TB) vaccine candidate. The trial is being conducted at the Saint…

Alternative vaccination route protects against TB

Rijswijk, 21 January - A different approach to vaccination could stop hypersensitive rhesus monkeys from developing tuberculosis (TB). Researchers from the Biomedical Primate Research Centre (BPRC) have demonstrated that administration…

New project launched to consolidate sustainable TB care models in eastern Europe and central Asia

A new Tuberculosis Regional Eastern European and Central Asian Project, referred to as TB-REP 2.0, has been launched. This project for 2019 to 2022, building on the previous TB-REP from…

New blood tests for TB could accelerate diagnosis and save the NHS England money

Rapid blood tests used by the National Health Service (NHS) in England are unable to rule out tuberculosis (TB) and should be replaced with a new, more accurate test, a study…