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Working Group on New TB Drugs

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27 Mar 2014
by Working Group

Posted in Announcements, TB News, TB Pediatrics, Uncategorized

TB Alliance makes series of announcements regarding new initiatives to combat childhood TB

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TB Alliance, an international non-profit whose mission is to develop better and more affordable drugs against tuberculosis, made three announcements on World TB Day demonstrating their commitment to combating childhood TB.

25 Oct 2013

WHO Global TB Report 2013: Slow decline in Disease Burden, New Tools Needed to Reach Goals

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This is the eighteenth global report on tuberculosis (TB) published by WHO in a series that started in 1997. It provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic and progress made to date. Additional links to news coverage of the report are included

9 Jul 2013
by Working Group

Posted in Announcements, TB Drug Development, TB News

Otsuka Begins Paediatric MDR-TB Trials

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Enrollment has begun for a ground-breaking clinical program exploring the use of delamanid in paediatric multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Otsuka is the first company to perform a trial among this population for regulatory approval. The programme will also evaluate the bioequivalence of a dispersible formulation for use with younger children and infants.

1 Jul 2013
by Working Group

Posted in Action, TB Drug Development, TB News

TAG Releases 2013 Pipeline Report

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HIV i-Base and Treatment Action Group (TAG) called on global and national leaders, research sponsors, and regulatory authorities to work together to make the best HIV, HCV, and TB drugs, diagnostics, and vaccines accessible as fast as possible, according to a report released today at the 7th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

TB R&D Update: Vitamin C Kills Tuberculosis in vitro

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This week we highlight a study out of Dr. William Jacobs, Jr.’s lab showing that “vitamin C, a compound known to drive the Fenton reaction, sterilizes cultures of drug-susceptible and drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of tuberculosis.” Additional links to other news and articles related to TB R&D are included.

4 Feb 2013

TB R&D Weekly Update: TB Vaccine Efficacy Trial Yields Key Insights and Poor Results

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The results of the first TB vaccine efficacy trial in over 90 years was released today showing that the vaccine candidate MVA85A when given as a booster did not provide added protection to infants who had already received BCG. The trial adds scientific value to the field and enhances the field’s understanding and ability in conducting large-scale TB vaccine trials. Additional links to TB R&D news are included.

13 Dec 2012

Multidrug-Resistance Tuberculosis: No Promises

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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.

27 Nov 2012
by Working Group

Posted in Events, TB Drug Development, TB News, TB Treatment

Recap from the 43rd Union World Conference in Kuala Lumpur

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The week of November 12th was exciting with the 43rd Union World Conference, the WGND Annual Meeting (will be posting presentations soon), and the Stop TB Coordinating Board Meeting. Included are some news highlights and a listing of webcasts of interesting and presentations relevant for TB drug development and research.

23 Mar 2012
by Working Group

Posted in Action, Announcements, Events, TB News

World TB Day! Overview of Events, News and Messages

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Saturday, March 24, is officially World TB Day but there has been a stream of activities, publications, news and messages to let the world not forget about this major infectious disease killer that claims millions of lives each year. We present links and summaries of events, publications, messages, and news coverage leading up to World TB Day.

Kick TB Campaign: Scoring Big in South Africa and Beyond

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The Kick TB Campaign is a unique project that uses the World’s most popular sport to educate and engage young people in the effort to stop the spread of tuberculosis (TB).