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


              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 […]


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


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 […]


WHO and Global Fund sign cooperation agreement


Strategic Initiative to reach missed TB cases a critical component of grant 01 December 2017 | GENEVA – The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) extended their close partnership with a new cooperation agreement to help countries accelerate efforts to end the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic by […]


Opinion: The intersection between global health and security


A couple of years ago a reporter asked me how I, as the U.N.’s special envoy on Tuberculosis, could emphatically state that TB was a threat to the security of the United States. I often get asked this question, and before giving an answer an agreement must be reached on the definition of global health […]


A Lot Of People Think This Disease Is Extinct, But It’s A Top 10 Killer Globally


Tuberculosis — a treatable, curable disease — kills approximately three people a minute. Tuberculosis, a treatable, curable disease, is still one of the top 10 causes of death, according to the World Health Organization. TB follows heart disease, stroke, lower respiratory infections and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as a top global killer. About 1.7 million […]


WHO applauds the launch of Thailand’s First National Tuberculosis Research Roadmap


Geneva, 30 August 2017 – Recognizing the need for innovative tools and strategies to bolster the country’s response to end TB, Thailand’s national TB research network (ThaiTurn) has just launched the country’s first national TB research roadmap. The roadmap includes research priorities targeted at addressing health systems challenges, as well as the prevention and treatment of multidrug-resistant […]


WHO Global TB Symposium: Multisectoral Action to Accelerate Progress towards Ending TB


16 August 2017 – The World Health Organization (WHO) Global TB Symposium will be held  in Guadalajara, Mexico, this year on 10 October, in collaboration with The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and with the support of University of Guadalajara, School of Medicine. The Symposium will be held in advance of the 48th Union World […]


United Nations Special Envoy on Tuberculosis commends India for its bold vision in combating TB


New Delhi, 12 August 2017: Dr Eric Goosby, United Nations Special Envoy on Tuberculosis (TB) concluded his five day visit to India commending the Government of India for its bold vision and leadership in combating TB. The visit, from 7-11 August 2017, was aimed at understanding the goal and challenges of the national TB programme […]