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Working Group on New TB Drugs

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26 Nov 2013

EMA Reverses Opinion on Delamanid for MDR-TB

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A European Union panel has recommended regulatory approval of a tuberculosis drug that would become only the second major new antibiotic against the deadly disease in more than 40 years.

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

13 Jun 2013

WHO Issues Interim Guidance on the Use of Bedaquiline to Treat

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued interim guidance on the use of bedaquiline, a new tuberculosis drug, for the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB).

16 Apr 2013
by Working Group

Posted in Announcements, market access, TB News

New Database Tracks Health Technology Innovations

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The Center for Health Market Innovations (CHMI) has compiled profiles on over 1,200 programs and counting. For TB innovations, the CHMI database contains 58 programs that work on TB in 33 countries.

TB Edition of The Lancet Infectious Diseases

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To commemorate World TB Day 2013, The Lancet Infectious Diseases publishes a Series of papers on tuberculosis, a disease that has long plagued human beings and was declared a global emergency in 1993 by WHO.

Get Ready for World TB Day March 24, 2013!

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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.

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.

17 Oct 2012
by Working Group

Posted in Action, Announcements, TB News

WHO Releases Global Tuberculosis Report 2012

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The WHO released the Global Tuberculosis Report 2012 today. The main highlights and additional coverage are included.

27 Aug 2012
by Working Group

Posted in Announcements, TB News, Uncategorized

TB Set to Achieve Major Millennium Development Goal by 2015

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The 2012 Millennium Development Report was just released highlighting progress made to date. Great strides have been made in HIV and TB from the year 1990 (see below). The Global Plan to Stop TB issued by the Stop TB Partnership is set within the context of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

15 Aug 2012

2012 WGND Annual Meeting is Nov 14 in Kuala Lumpur

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We will have our 2012 Annual Meeting in Kuala, Lumpur on Wednesday, November 14 at the Impiana KLCC Hotel from 13:00 to 17:30. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the 43rd Union World Conference on Lung Health.