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

08/30/2017

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 […]

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

08/16/2017

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 […]

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

08/15/2017

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 […]

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The G-20 Declaration Makes A Major Mention Of The World’s Top Infectious Killer

07/10/2017

Tuberculosis finally got some high-level political attention in this year’s G-20 Leaders’ Declaration Advocates in the fight against tuberculosis are pleased that the top global infectious killer is mentioned by name in this year’s G-20 Leaders’ Declaration.

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WHO advises on the use of multi disease testing devices for TB, HIV and hepatitis

06/26/2017

Geneva, 26 June 2017 – The World Health Organization (WHO) released a new information note on “Considerations for adoption and use of multi disease testing devices in integrated laboratory networks”. The document, jointly prepared by the Global TB Programme and the Department of HIV and Global Hepatitis Programme, provides a strategic overview of key implementation […]

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Ending TB featured prominently at the 70th World Health Assembly

05/26/2017

26 May 2017 | GENEVA – As the first week of the 70th World Health Assembly (WHA) comes to a close, efforts to end TB were placed in the spotlight alongside the exciting election of the new WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

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Time for Action on Antimicrobial Resistance & TB

05/22/2017

First G20 Ministers of Health Meeting in Berlin recognizes TB as a priority under AMR 22 May 2017 – Geneva, Switzerland – The world is finally acknowledging the fact that TB claims the lives of 1.8 million people worldwide every year, and that 30% of all deaths related to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) are caused by […]

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The world lit up for TB!

04/04/2017

Stop TB Partners and local authorities light up landmarks in 31 cities in 13 countries The video featuring these landmarks can be seen here. For World TB Day this year, the Stop TB Partnership launched the global challenge “Light up the World for TB”. The Stop TB Partnership and partner organizations worked together with local authorities all over the world to […]

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