Release of Part 1 of EXPOSED scheduled for 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-TB survivor, a TB doctor, a clinical trial volunteer, and a TB vaccine researcher – bringing viewers to the forefront of the race against tuberculosis.
World TB Day is celebrated on March 24 and there is a lot going on during this week and next to highlight the continued problem of TB in the world and the solutions to address the problem. Included is a list of publications, news items, events, and links related to TB and World TB Day 2013.
The Stakeholder and Community Engagement Workgroup of the Critical Path to TB Drug Regimens initiative launches guidelines that will facilitate the involvement of communities and participants in the conduct of TB drug trials.
The Africa Coalition on Tuberculosis (ACT!) kicked off activities at a week-long planning meeting in June in Tirano, Italy. ACT!’s mission is to value and consolidate the power within communities throughout Africa to end the injustice of TB, a curable disease from which millions of our people suffer and die each year. Albert Makone, Community Representative for the Working Group on New TB Drugs, is a member of ACT!.
This week we highlight an interview with Jeannine Uwimana, a public health specialist from the University of the Western Cape and TB/HIV Care Association in South Africa. She discusses her work in developing models for community-based programs to enhance TB and HIV collaborative activities.
The WGND Strategic Plan 2011-2015 is an update of the “New Drugs” section of the Global Plan to Stop TB: 2011-2015. It describes the progress, gaps, and vision of the WGND and the TB drug development field as a whole.
We would like to share an exciting development in the field of global health, which has been launched in the last six months – an innovative professional membership scheme for tracking the continued professional development of clinical research staff across all types of trials and all regions.
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).
Recent articles from around the globe related to governments addressing problems with providing treatment services to those with tuberculosis