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‘This Is Real Momentum’: World TB Day Finally Marks A Promising Shift

03/26/2018

The political will needed to end tuberculosis — the world’s top infectious killer — may have arrived. By Lauren Weber Every minute, three people die of tuberculosis, the world’s top infectious killer, even though the scourge is treatable and curable. And usually on World TB Day on March 24, the global health community rallies around that […]

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We Can Cure Tuberculosis If World Leaders Step Up

03/26/2018

Dr. Eric Goosby, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Tuberculosis We are at a critical moment in the fight against tuberculosis (TB). On one hand, we have saved 53 million lives since 2000. On the other, TB remains the leading infectious disease killer, responsible for 1.7 million deaths in 2016, even though it is preventable, treatable […]

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India’s Prime Minister Pledges Massive Push To Fight World’s Top Infectious Killer

03/16/2018

Global health experts consider Modi’s commitment to stop tuberculosis to be a game-changer. By Lauren Weber – The Huffington Post

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Delhi END TB Summit 2018 PM; Modi sets the bar high for the world to End TB

03/15/2018

Ministers and Policymakers across the globe call for greater focus on financing and political will to end TB by 2030   

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WHO and the Stop TB Partnership join hands to rally Heads of State to End TB

03/02/2018

02 March 2018 | Geneva: This World TB Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Stop TB Partnership, have joined hands to rally their forces behind the theme for the 2018 World TB Day campaign, “Wanted: Leaders for a TB Free World.  Make History. End TB.”  The first ever joint advocacy and communications campaign was launched by […]

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WHO issues new recommendations calling for accelerated uptake of testing and treatment for TB prevention

02/26/2018

22 February 2018 | Geneva: The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends scaling up access to testing and treatment for TB infection, especially among groups who are particularly at risk, such as small children and people living with HIV.  The move will expand access to testing and care for people with latent TB infection (LTBI). People with […]

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No UHC without strong TB response, no ending TB without UHC

12/13/2017

              Geneva, 13 December 2017 – On the occasion of the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day, dedicated to ensuring that everyone in the world can access the health services they need without suffering financial hardship, the side event “Reaching the underserved and vulnerable: TB responses as a pathway to […]

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UN Missions Meet in New York to Build Momentum Towards the UN High-Level Meeting on TB

12/01/2017

Member States’ UN Missions convened at UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday 29th November for a briefing on next year’s UN High-Level Meeting (HLM) on tuberculosis (TB). New York – 29 November 2017 – The event, which was organized by the Stop TB Partnership and other partners and attended by 55 UN Missions, was […]

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