Towards TB elimination: ECDC and ERS introduce new guidelines on tuberculosis care in Europe

ECDC and the European Respiratory Society (ERS) have developed 21 patient-centred standards that aim to guide clinicians and public health workers in their daily work to ensure optimal diagnosis, treatment and prevention of tuberculosis (TB) in Europe.

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Limited provision of TB services in prison in countries receiving Global Fund grants

Only 50% of countries in receipt of grants from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria provide tuberculosis (TB) services in prisons, according to research published in a special supplement of the Journal of Infectious Diseases.

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An unfortunate judgment

Supreme Court of Appeal overturns Cape High Court's TB in prisons ruling.

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Losing Ground: How funding shortfalls and the cancellation of the Global Fund’s Round 11 are jeopardising the fight against HIV & TB

"Losing Ground" describes the impact of funding shortfalls in critical areas of HIV and TB in 13 countries where MSF work.

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Children with drug-resistant TB make up the most neglected patient population

Treatment Action Group analysis finds global TB R&D rose by just 2% from 2009: Less than one-third of the global need.

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WHO: More evidence and better diagnostics needed before redefining severe forms of drug-resistant TB

There is currently insufficient evidence to adopt new case definitions for drug-resistant TB.

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Childhood tuberculosis neglected, despite available remedies

Childhood TB is a hidden epidemic

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New vaccine strategy to advance solutions for TB

Against a backdrop of growing concern about the impact of tuberculosis on children, top scientific experts today published a global plan of action for developing the vaccines that are seen as critical to eliminating the disease.

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USAID releases report to Congress on U.S. Government international foreign assistance for tuberculosis

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) released its annual report to Congress on U.S. Government (USG) international foreign assistance for tuberculosis (TB) control.

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TB Alliance launches combination drug trial, establishes new pathway to TB and MDR-TB treatment

Goal is to find new treatment that takes months, not years, and cures multiple forms of tuberculosis.

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