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30 Jan 2012
The 21st Stop TB Partnership Coordinating Board retreat and meeting officially started in Bangkok, Thailand, on Sunday, Janu a ry 29th with the official opening ceremony held yesterday January 30th. Below are some exciting news from the meeting courtesy of Mark Harrington, Executive Director of the...
12 Jan 2012
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...
10 Oct 2011
Source: WHO New Release/31 October 11, 2011 WASHINGTON DC, 11 October 2011 – 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...
13 Sep 2011
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...
31 Aug 2011
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...
17 Aug 2011
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...
10 Aug 2011
The WHO issued updated guidelines on the programmatic management of drug-resistant TB on August 4, 2011 online in the European Respiratory Journal . Abstract The production of guidelines for the management of drug-resistant tuberculosis fits the mandate of the World Health Organization (WHO) to...
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,...
26 Jul 2011
Recent articles from around the globe related to governments addressing problems with providing treatment services to those with tuberculosis: A Day in the Life of a TB Worker When Farhad Jameel, case manager at Gwinnett County’s tuberculosis control clinic, arrives at work each morning, he...
28 Apr 2011
The Stop TB Partnership and the World Health Organization are announcing a call for applications for members to serve on the Global GLC . Deadline for submission of applications is 16 May 2011. A Global GLC Committee (the “gGLC”) is being established that will be 1) a sub-group of the MDR-TB...
18 Apr 2011
Lienhardt C, Cook SV, Burgos M, Yorke-Edwards V, Rigouts L, Anyo G, Kim SJ, Jindani A, Enarson DA, Nunn AJ; Study C Trial Group. Efficacy and safety of a 4-drug fixed-dose combination regimen compared with separate drugs for treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis: the Study C randomized controlled...
30 Mar 2011
Today was the opening of the 2-day Stop TB Partnership’s Coordinating Board (CB) meeting in Washington, D.C. which included welcoming remarks by Dr. Rajiv Shah (Administrator, USAID), Ms. Lois Quam (Executive Director, GHI), and Dr. Howard Koh (Assistant Secretary, U.S. Depart. of HHS). Having the...
18 Jan 2011
Dr Lucica Ditiu, Executive Secretary of the Stop TB Partnership Dr Lucica Ditiu has been appointed Executive Secretary of the Stop TB Partnership. A native of Romania, Dr Ditiu is a physician and researcher who has devoted her career to improving the lives of people living in communities heavily...
7 Dec 2010
WHO Press Conference Yesterday, Mario Raviglione , Director of Stop TB, and Giorgio Roscigno, CEO of FIND, held a global press conference announcing the World Health Organization’s endorsement of the new rapid diagnostic test Xpert MTB/RIF. If implemented to scale in countries where tuberculosis (...
1 Dec 2010
New WHO Guidelines On World AIDS day, the WHO Department of HIV/AIDS and the Stop TB Department issued new guidelines showing how people with HIV can be protected from tuberculosis with regular and low-cost preventive medication. This holds great promise for people living with HIV because TB is...

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