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
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).
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 WHO released the Global Tuberculosis Report 2012 today. The main highlights and additional coverage are included.
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).
The Stop TB Partnership made two exciting announcements today: 1. US$ 40 million committed to roll-out of Xpert and 2. Dramatic results from TB REACH mHealth project make case for wider implementation.
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.
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.
This week’s article highlights research out of Colorado State University that identifies a potential anti-TB compound against a unique target– the inner membrane transporter MmpL3 of Mycobacterium tuberculosis–that inhibits an essential cell function of the mycobacteria. Additional links to TB R&D News are included.
he 21st Stop TB Partnership Coordinating Board retreat and meeting officially started in Bangkok, Thailand, on Sunday, January 29th with the official opening ceremony held yesterday January 30th. Included are some exciting news from the meeting courtesy of Mark Harrington, Executive Director of the Treatment Action Group (TAG).