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13 Jan 2012

TB R&D Weekly Update: Totally Drug-Resistant TB

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Over the past couple of weeks there have been much discussion and reporting on totally drug-resistant tuberculosis (TDR-TB) based on reports of new cases in India. Here are links to coverage of TDR-TB in India, excerpt from a response by Dr. Nardell who we interviewed last year, and link to the WHO Fact Sheet on TDR-TB. Additional links to TB R&D News are included.

11 Oct 2011
by Working Group

Posted in Announcements, TB News

Press Release! WHO Warns of Consequences of Underfunding TB

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The World Health Organization (WHO) reports for the first time that the number of people falling ill with tuberculosis (TB) each year is declining. New data, published today in the WHO 2011 Global Tuberculosis Control Report, also show that the number of people dying from the disease fell to its lowest level in a decade.

14 Sep 2011

WHO Alarmed by Rising Rates of Drug-Resistant TB in Europe

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Yesterday, BBC News published an article on the WHO Plan entitled “Consolidated action plan to prevent and combat multidrug- and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in the WHO European Region 2011–2015.” The plan outlines the problem as well as a solution that could save 120,000 lives if successful.

1 Sep 2011

New TB Materials and Tools Available!

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Over the last week, some announcements have been released concerning new tools, publications and meeting materials that may be of value to the TB community including materials from the WGND sponsored “Essentiality of Pyrazinamide” Workshop, an interactive map of clinical trials from PACTR, and a new Collaborative Framework for Care and Control of Tuberculosis and Diabetes from the WHO and The Union.

18 Aug 2011
by Working Group

Posted in Action, Announcements, Funding Opportunities

Global Fund Round 11 Launched!

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The Stop TB Partnership has provided information and references to help partners to prepare a successful proposal to The Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. The call for Round 11 applications was released on August 15. Go to http://www.stoptb.org/global/tbfriends/ to get more information.

Updated WHO guidelines on Drug-Resistant TB

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The WHO issued updated guidelines on the programmatic management of drug-resistant TB on August 4, 2011 online in the European Respiratory Journal.

4 Aug 2011
by Working Group

Posted in Action, TB News, TB Treatment

Report: The Millenium Development Goals 2011

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The United Nations (UN) released a report on July 12 on the progress made thus far on the 8 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The eight MDGs include: end poverty and hunger, universal education, gender equality, child health, maternal health, combat HIV/AIDS, environmental sustainability, and global partnership. Key highlights and additional coverage on the report are included.

27 Jul 2011
by Working Group

Posted in Action, TB News, TB Treatment, Uncategorized

News from the TB Treatment Field

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Recent articles from around the globe related to governments addressing problems with providing treatment services to those with tuberculosis

Video: Jenniffer Dietrich, Challenge Facility for Civil Society

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Jenniffer Dietrich is Technical Officer at the Challenge Facility for Civil Society of the Stop TB Partnership.

29 Apr 2011
by Working Group

Posted in Announcements, TB News

Announcement: Call for Applications for Membership of the Global GLC

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The Stop TB Partnership and the World Health Organization are announcing a call for applications for members to serve on the Global GLC Committee. Deadline for submission of applications is 16 May 2011.