South Africa: Health Barometer shows slight progress

According to the District Health Barometer, TB and HIV are still the main causes of death. But the Barometer reveals that some districts have shown great improvements in tackling these diseases.

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More than 900 000 lives saved by protecting people living with HIV from TB

Updated WHO guidance launched today scales up effective public health interventions to reduce TB deaths for people living with HIV.

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A court case and a mathematical model expose the risk of TB in South African prisons

Dudley Lee's case reveals how overcrowding and a struggling court system are fuelling a TB epidemic.

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Strong advocacy needed to eliminate TB as a major killer of children

A new paper outlining the pressing need for more advocacy efforts to address childhood TB has been published in the European Respiratory Journal.

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European Medicines Agency recommends first-line anti-TB drugs for children

The European Medicines Agency (EMA)'s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) agrees with the World Health Organization (WHO) dosing recommendations for ethambutol, isoniazid, pyrazinamide, and rifampicin as first-line antituberculosis medicines used in children, according to new EMA dosing guidelines released February 17.

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Review: Tuberculosis and HIV co-infection

TB/HIV co-infection represents a novel pathogenic scenario at the global level. Our knowledge about the mechanisms of interaction of the two pathogens still has many gaps that need to be filled in order to develop preventive measures against the two diseases.

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Obama’s global, domestic & HIV research FY 2013 budget backslides on existing commitments

Treatment Action Group (TAG) is deeply disappointed by President Obama’s proposed cuts to PEPFAR (President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) and bilateral TB funds, freezing of NIH (National Institutes of Health) research as well as the insufficient attention to the worsening domestic AIDS crisis in the administration's fiscal year 2013 budget plan.

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Getting to zero – elements of a TB elimination campaign for leaders to endorse and implement

We need a new vision for TB writes AIDS and TB activist Mark Harrington, Executive Director of the Treatment Action Group.

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Need for expanded access to two promising MDR TB drugs

Two experimental drugs for the treatment of MDR TB have completed phase II clinical trials.

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Improvements to TB Online

We have made some improvements to the site: - If the formatting looks messed up, press CTRL-F5 on your browser. This will refresh the look of the site. - The search facility was broken. It has been fixed and improved. For example, try searching for "MDR TB". - The TB Online site should look much nicer on your cell phone. We've tested it using the default Android Browser and Firefox on a Samsung Galaxy and using Safari on an iPhone. Please use the Contact page to let us if it doesn't format properly on your phone.

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