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TB R&D Update: Podcast Interview with Dr. Iwao Ojima

Dr. Iwao Ojima is a Distinguished Professor and Director of the Institute of Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery at Stony Brook University. In this interview, Dr. Ojima discusses the work his lab has been doing on tri-substituted benzimidazole compou...

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UPDATE Exposed: Aeras’ Film Series on Tuberculosis

Release of Chapter 1 of EXPOSED occured the week of May 20. EXPOSED is a four-part series of short films that tell the story of the deadly global epidemic of tuberculosis. The series will portray the struggles of four inspiring individuals - an MDR...

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Multidrug-Resistance Tuberculosis: No Promises

A video from Medecins Sans Frontieres entitled "Multidrug-Resistance Tuberculosis: No Promises" on the situation of children affected with MDR-TB. It highlights the dire plight of children being treated for MDR-TB in Tajikistan....

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The Growing Landscape of TB Trials: Interview with Dr. Andrew Vernon

This week we highlight an interview with Dr. Andrew Vernon, the Chief, Clinical Research Branch, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He discusses the progress made in TB drug developmen...

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2015 WGND Annual Meeting

The 2015 WGND Annual Meeting will take place at the Southern Sun Cape Sun Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa on Saturday, December 5th from 17:30 – 20:30. Register by sending an email to Private Email.

WGND Annual Meeting, Oct. 29th

This meeting will be  held before the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health on October 29th, from 15:00 to 19:00. Register by sending an email to Private Email.

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2015 WGND Annual Meeting and Reception

Cape Town, South Africa, Dec. 5, 17:30 – 20:30 We invite you to join us for the Stop TB Partnership Working Group on New Drugs’ Annual Meeting 2015 at Southern Sun Cape Sun Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa, on Saturday, Dec. 5th from 17:30 to 20:30. This meeting is held before the 46th Union World Conference on [...]

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Today's TB drug regimen takes too long to be effective and requires too many medications. Treatment of drug-sensitive disease requires 6-9 months whereas treatment of drug-resistant TB is even lengthier, taking 18-24 months or longer.

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To accelerate the discovery and development of new drugs for the treatment of tuberculosis by bringing together the stakeholders in TB Drug Development, including the patients themselves.
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Global Members

The WGND is composed of diverse interested stakeholders in TB drug development, including those working in TB drug R&D, regulators, public health workers, funders, community representatives, advocates and policy-makers.
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Total members: 264

WGND Members:

Gilla Kaplan

UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School

Erica Lessem

Treatment Action Group

Amy Bloom

United States Agency for International Development

Richard White

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Mark Harrington

Treatment Action Group


Grassroots Movement for Health and Development (GMHD)

Venkataraman Balasubramanian

AstraZeneca R&D India

Stewart Cole

cole Polytechnique Fdrale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Hulda Swai

Council of Scientific Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa

Juan David Guzman

Birkbeck College

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