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WORLD TB DAY NEWS
TB often goes undiagnosed in children because they lack access to care, or because health workers don’t recognize the signs and symptoms of childhood TB.
Scientific experts have published a global plan of action for developing the vaccines that are seen as critical to eliminating TB.
The Executive Secretary of the Stop TB Partnership says that we need a safe and effective TB vaccine in order to stop TB in our children’s’ lifetimes.
Collection of stories documents the devastating impact of drug-resistant TB on children and their communities.
Report reveals smallest year-on-year increase in research and development funding documented by the Treatment Action Group.
Ban Ki-Moon visits the Institute of Respiratory Medicine to observe World TB Day during an official visit to Malaysia.
Desmond Tutu dons cycling shorts in Cape Town, students create a human chain in Georgia and a giant TB Bacillus tours India. Read more on the blog
14-year old journalist Kiara Govender from the Children’s News Agency reports on South Africa’s World TB Day events.
Ban Ki-Moon calls for greater ambition and global solidarity to ensure that all people are free from fear of TB and its devastating effects.
Dr Ditiu thanks partners for their hard work and dedication and asks for continued efforts to reach the goal of zero TB deaths in children.
TOP LINE NEWS
The Stop TB Partnership and the Communities Delegation agree to strengthen partnership, collaboration and networking.
Momentum is building towards a declaration on TB and mining in Southern Africa which is designed to free miners, their families and communities from TB.
Miners who took a daily dose of isoniazid preventive treatment for 9 months had 63% fewer cases of TB than a control group who had no preventive treatment.
The working group invites people to submit videos, photos or written accounts of new approaches that can help to achieve zero deaths from TB.
The Stop TB Partnership and WHO Stop TB Department mourn the passing of Representative Donald M. Payne, US Congressman from New Jersey.
Citizen News Service has published a summary of responses to an online consultation on how to prevent TB in children.
The tragedy of dying of TB has been brought home in a creative way with the staging of the world premiere of ‘La Bohème Abanxaxni’ in Cape Town.
Elsdon’s grueling campaign across South Africa reaches an estimated 3 million people with messages about TB testing
Growing programme sees nurses care for more than 300 multidrug-resistant TB patients in KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa.
NEWS FROM OUR PARTNERS
The Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative and Aeras have signed a new memorandum of understanding to strengthen collaborative efforts on TB vaccine development.
An estimated 910 000 lives were saved over six years by improving collaboration between TB and HIV services that protect people living with HIV from TB.
The Open Society Initiative Southern Africa invites civil society organizations affected by Round 11 cancellation to take part in a survey.
Participants discussed recent WHO policy guidance on TB diagnostics, new technologies in the pipeline and current GLI projects and activities.
USAID has created a new website for TB CARE I, one of the principle mechanisms for implementing the donor’s global TB strategy.
The TB Online website provides news and information on TB for activists, health workers and researchers.
The strategic plan is an update of the New Drugs section of the Global Plan to Stop TB: 2011-2015.
AWARDS AND GRANTS
Applications and nominations are now being accepted for The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease’s annual awards.
Grant of up to US $220 million over five years will support Aeras’s work aimed at developing safe, effective vaccines against TB.
Ministry of Health of Viet Nam recognizes KNCV’s contribution to the country’s fight against TB over the past 25 years.