News about 'WHO'

30 Mar 2021
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) published a press release on World TB Day 2021 announcing their clinical trial, TB-Practecal , investigating novel treatment for MDR-TB has stopped enrolling earlier than originally planned due to promising results. The trial's independent data safety and monitoring...
3 Feb 2021
Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) held a consultation to discuss the definition of extensively drug resistant (XDR) tuberculosis. The meeting was held to discuss novel treatment regimens and diagnostics for drug-resistant TB and determine its impact on the definition of XDR-TB. The...
2 Oct 2018
The first ever U.N. General Assembly’s high-level meeting (UNHLM) on tuberculosis took place on Wednesday, September 26 in New York City. The U.N. delegation of countries agreed to ambitious targets including a commitment to finding 40 million undiagnosed cases of TB by the end of 2022 and...
27 Sep 2017
In a sign of increasing political will in the battle against the world’s top infectious killer, the heads of the World Health Organization and USAID voiced their support for the global fight against tuberculosis last week in a reception during the United Nations General Assembly. Advocates had been...
1 Mar 2017
28 FEBRUARY 2017 | GENEVA - WHO reaffirms the critical need for research and development (R&D) of new antibiotics to tackle the threat of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB). "Addressing drug-resistant TB research is a top priority for WHO and for the world," said Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-...
11 Jun 2015
10 June 2015 – Geneva, Switzerland – The Stop TB Partnership is today launching the online consultation into the first public draft of the Global Plan to Stop TB 2016-2020. The consultation process is open to everyone to share information, ideas and experiences, and, will run from 10 June to 10...
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...
12 Jun 2013
From the Stop TB Parntership News: 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). Bedaquiline was granted accelerated approval by the United States Food and Drug...
19 Mar 2013
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. Below is a list of publications, news items, events, and links related to TB and World TB Day 2013. EVENTS...
16 Oct 2012
Click here to read full report. The WHO released the Global Tuberculosis Report 2012 today. The main take home points are: In the space of 17 years, 51m people were successfully treated for TB saving 20m lives. TB rates worldwide are decreasing but the overall burden remains huge with drug-...
26 Aug 2012
Click here to read full report. 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...
13 Jun 2012
The Stop TB Partnership made two exciting announcements today: 1. US$ 40 million committed to roll-out of Xpert The executive board of UNITAID today approved funding of US$ 30 million to scale up access to Xpert MTB/RIF, and reduce the cost of its use. In addition, the Stop TB Partnership’s TB...
28 Mar 2012
Click here to access publication. 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. Since its inception, the WGND has served as a...
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...
22 Feb 2012
Grzegorzewicz AE, Pham H, Gundi VA, Scherman MS, North EJ, Hess T, Jones V, Gruppo V, Born SE, Korduláková J, Chavadi SS, Morisseau C, Lenaerts AJ, Lee RE, McNeil MR, Jackson M. Inhibition of mycolic acid transport across the Mycobacterium tuberculosis plasma membrane. Nat Chem Biol. 2012 Feb 19...

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