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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Alarming scale of MDR-TB requires rapid response to avert emerging global crisis

Alarming new data suggest that the global scope of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is much more vast than previously estimated, requiring a concerted international effort to combat this deadlier form of the disease, the medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) announced today.

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New ECDC-WHO report: Tuberculosis surveillance and monitoring in Europe 2012

Tuberculosis on the retreat in Europe but concerns about drug-resistant TB and treatment failure remain.

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The HIV epidemic in Eastern Europe is out of control and entering into care late is fuelling an HIV/TB epidemic

The HIV/TB study showes that 30% of people living with HIV in the Eastern European region also suffering from TB, die within 12 months after the diagnosis, and most of them die from TB. The development of MDR-TB is a huge problem not only for the people living with HIV, but also for the rest of the population in the region and in the rest of Europe.

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Updated Global TB Vaccine Pipeline available

The Stop TB Partnership Working Group on New TB Vaccines presents the Tuberculosis Vaccine Candidates 2011, as an update of the 2009 Pipeline.

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