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22 Nov 2010
2010 Annual Meeting Following the guest speakers ( click here to view that recap ), several representatives from companies conducting clinical trials of TB drug candidates presented brief updates on progress made in the clinical development of their candidates. Click the presentation name to...
22 Nov 2010
2010 Annual Meeting Co-chairs of WGND, Mel Spigelmen and Bill Bishai opened the annual meeting by welcoming the attendees and briefly reviewing the agenda for the meeting. There were several guest speakers that presented on various topics including the website, community engagement, open source...
22 Nov 2010
Photos from our 2010 Annual Meeting on November 12 in Berlin, Germany. To view the meeting recaps, please visit: 2010 Annual Meeting Speakers Recap 2010 Annual Meeting Panel Presentations and Audience Q&A class="ngg-galleryoverview ngg-ajax-pagination-none" id="ngg-gallery-...
18 Nov 2010
a sputum cup This is part 3 of Lisan Parker’s photo collection from her recent trip to South Africa as part of her new role as Research Liason to the KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV ( click here to view part 1 or click here to view part 2 ). These pictures are the last set...
14 Nov 2010
Report: Falling Short Berlin, 13 November 2010 – The past decade has seen significant progress in scaling up effective treatment and case management programs for tuberculosis (TB) control, and the global incidence rate is now declining. Yet a new report released today by a consortium of leading...
14 Nov 2010
This report was written by Shobha Shukla of CNS News and appears on their website here . Gerry Elsdon “Bring Tuberculosis Out Of The Dark Into Light…” so said Gerry Elsdon, the very svelte TV broadcaster from South Africa, during the 10th anniversary celebrations of the Global Alliance for TB Drug...
10 Nov 2010
WHO 2010 TB Control Report 11 November 2010 – The World Health Organizaton today issued its most comprehensive report ever on the progress being made in combating the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic. The publication contains the very latest data, and for the first time also includes online profiles from...
9 Nov 2010
SABC Story on NC001 The clinical trial of the first novel regimen was featured today on SABC TV in South Africa. This is the first clinical trial to test multiple new TB drugs in combination; the trial is known as New Combination 1 (NC001). The experimental regimen undergoing testing in this trial...
7 Nov 2010
NC001 Today, the TB Alliance announced the first clinical trial to test multiple new TB drugs in combination; the trial is known as New Combination 1 (NC001).The experimental regimen undergoing testing in this trial consists of experimental TB drugs PA-824, Moxifloxacin, and Pyrazinamide, an...
3 Nov 2010
Typical Lab This is part 2 of Lisan Parker’s photo collection from her recent trip to South Africa as part of her new role as Research Liason to the KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV ( click here to view part 1 ): These are additional pictures taken from a tour of additional...
1 Nov 2010
This report was filed by Shaoli Chadhuri, a junior at Duke University. Duke Global Health Institute “When I told my friends about my summer plans, many were surprised to hear that tuberculosis still existed in the US, not to mention, right here in North Carolina,” writes Duke University senior...
25 Oct 2010
Lisan Parker was on hand at the Town Hall Meeting to Examine the Restructuring of the NIH/NIAID Clinical Trials Networks for HIV/AIDS & Other Infectious Diseases and filed this report: NIAID Town Hall Meeting The morning talks began with Dr. Anthony Fauci explaining the current structure of the...
18 Oct 2010
Chest X-Rays Lisan Parker, who is transitioning into her new role as Research Liason to the KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV (K-RITH), filed this report on her recent trip to South Africa: As part of my trip to South Africa as Research Liaison to K-RITH, I and colleagues of...
13 Oct 2010
This post was contributed by Vivek Dharmaraj of Advocacy to Control TB Internationally (ACTION Project) based in Pune, India. The names have been changed for privacy. ACTION Mohini Bai came to our NGO about 8 years back. She had lost her husband to AIDS and both she and her younger son had also...
12 Oct 2010
Stop TB Partnership Global Plan 2011-2015 Today, at press events in Johannesburg, Berlin and Geneva, the Stop TB Partnership launched The Global Plan to Stop TB 2011-2015: Transforming the Fight-Towards Elimination of Tuberculosis . This new action plan, for the first time, identifies all the...

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