World Health Assembly ends with global commitment to COVID-19 response

The 73rd World Health Assembly adopts a resolution to bring the world together to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

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UNAIDS urges governments to ensure that HIV service providers from community-led organizations are recognized as essential service providers in the context of COVID-19

Community-led health service delivery has become even more critical in the context of COVID-19, as the needs of marginalized community members and the burden on the health sector are increasing, making it vital that continued provision of HIV, TB and other health services is secured.

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Call to action: Overcoming key barriers to scale up TPT

More investment and greater collective efforts needed now if global TB preventive treatment (TPT) targets are to be met.

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RCC-THV: Call to action in response to COVID-19

RCC-THV is concerned with the safety and health conditions of people affected by HIV, TB and viral hepatitis during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The cost of inaction

COVID-19-related service disruptions could cause hundreds of thousands of extra deaths from AIDS-related illnesses, including from TB.

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New report shows devastating effect of COVID-19 pandemic on TB response

6.3 million more people ill with TB and 1.4 million more TB deaths by 2025; Length of quarantine, movement restrictions and disruption of TB services could spell disaster for hundreds of thousands at risk.

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Civil society call for equitable and affordable access to COVID-19 and related diagnostics

Advocates call for a higher level of global coordination, transparency, and accountability to ensure sustainable and equitable access to testing.

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Global health and human rights organizations denounce Trump Administration decision to pull commitments to WHO during COVID-19 crisis

Cutting global health funding in the middle of a pandemic will only prolong the devastating loss of life and economic damage in the U.S. and across the world, and undermine the response to other infectious diseases, including HIV, TB, and hepatitis C.

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TAG statement on BCG vaccine and COVID-19

More research required to determine if century-old TB vaccine protects against SARS-CoV-2 infection or severe COVID-19 disease.

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Time to lower the price of Xpert cartridges to $5

Advocates request Cepheid immediately reduce the price of Xpert tests to $5, inclusive of service and maintenance; Cepheid claims costs for each Xpert cartridge "substantially exceed" the requested price target of $5, but does not provide evidence to support this claim.

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