"Stop Double Standards" symposium on October 27, 2016

"Stop Double Standards: From prevention through cure to ZERO TB" is a symposium organized by Treatment Action Group, Advanced Access & Delivery, Partners in Health, Harvard Medical School, and the Stop TB Partnership.

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Kenya becomes first country to introduce new child-friendly TB medicines

New products expected to improve treatment and child survival from TB; Starting October 1 all children in Kenya initiated on TB treatment will be given the improved formulation.

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South Africa: No more delays Minister Davies – we need medicines

1000 activists march to demand urgent reform of outdated patent laws in South Africa; The Fix the Patent Laws launches a new medicines report showing how patents stop people from accessing nine important medicines in the country.

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Advocates appeal to the Union Board to host Union World Conferences on Lung Health in high TB burden countries

TB advocates ask that, at a minimum, every second Union World Conference be held in a country with a high burden of TB and/or lung disease.

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Stop TB Partnership calls for U.N. High-Level Meeting on TB in 2017

The High-Level Meeting would bring together Heads of States, political leaders, U.N. agencies, and people affected by TB to push for a renewed and well-funded global response at the highest political levels in order to end TB.

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Advocates call on pharma companies to improve access to MDR-TB drugs

TB advocates urge Janssen and Otsuka to improve the affordability and availability of bedaquiline and delamanid.

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At U.N., global leaders commit to act on antimicrobial resistance

World leaders signal an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines.

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U.N. High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines releases final report

United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines calls for new deal to close the health innovation and access gap.

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As U.N. General Assembly starts, MSF urges governments to set medical research policies that align with people’s health needs

New MSF report exposes pharma industry failings and highlights new ways of researching and developing medicines that address public health needs.

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WHO launches Target Regimen Profiles for TB treatment

The new profiles seek to guide the drug/regimen development process, enabling important drug and regimen features to respond to the needs of end-users, care providers and policymakers.

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