News about 'children'

1 Jun 2014
The Kick TB Campaign is a unique project that uses football (soccer), the World’s most popular sport, to educate and engage young people in the effort to stop the spread of tuberculosis. First inaugurated in South Africa during the 2010 World Cup, Kick TB has expanded to Brazil, the host country of...
26 Mar 2014
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. Web portal for childhood TB On World TB Day, the TB Alliance in partnership...
24 Oct 2013
Click to access report. 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 in implementing and financing TB prevention, care and control at global, regional...
8 Jul 2013
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...
30 Jun 2013
Click here to access full report Source: Treatment Action Group The Tuberculosis Treatment Pipeline June 2013 Better than Ever Is Not Good Enough By Erica Lessem Introduction In December 2012, tuberculosis (TB) treatment reached a historic landmark with the first approval by a stringent regulatory...
22 May 2013
Vilchèze C, Hartman T, Weinrick B, and Jacobs W. Mycobacterium tuberculosis is extraordinarily sensitive to killing by a vitamin C-induced Fenton reaction . Nature Communications. 2013 May 21; 4(1881). doi:10.1038/ncomms2898 Abstract: Drugs that kill tuberculosis more quickly could shorten...
3 Feb 2013
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...
12 Dec 2012
Multidrug-Resistance Tuberculosis: No Promises from MSF Access Campaign on Vimeo . Patients with tuberculosis must undergo lengthy, arduous treatment regimens in the best of times. When stricken with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, or MDR-TB, however, the road back to health is even more...
26 Nov 2012
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. Below are some news highlights and a listing of webcasts of interesting and presentations relevant for TB drug...
22 Mar 2012
Click here to get more info. 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. Events On March 7 and 13, the CORE...
17 Jan 2012
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). The campaign began in 2009 in South Africa and has been so successful that other countries in Africa and Asia are taking...
3 Aug 2011
Click here for full report 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,...
18 May 2011
Notice from the Stop TB Partnership: We are writing to encourage you to sign the Call to Action on Childhood TB. The call was an outcome of an international meeting organized jointly by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the Stop TB Partnership’s Childhood TB Subgroup...
4 Apr 2011
Frigati LJ, Kranzer K, Cotton MF, Schaaf HS, Lombard CJ, Zar HJ. The impact of isoniazid preventive therapy and antiretroviral therapy on tuberculosis in children infected with HIV in a high tuberculosis incidence setting. Thorax. 2011 Apr 2. [Epub ahead of print] This week, the focus is on...
26 Jan 2011
This is part three of our interview with Dr. Hesseling. Click here to view part one . Click here to view part two . Dr. Anneke Hesseling is the Director of the Paediatric TB Research Program at the Desmond Tutu TB Centre at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, South Africa. She has South African...

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