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EECA: Civil Society Consultation to develop the Global Fund’s strategy for 2017-2021 took place

Suggestions and a strategy guiding relevant advocacy interventions for key priority issues to be considered by the Global Fund’s new Strategy have been developed.

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Treating drug-sensitive TB in India: Implementation of daily therapy with fixed-dose combinations

A briefing document outlines critical steps needed to implement a new policy from the Indian government to switch to standard daily TB treatment using fixed-dose combinations. This change, which is in line with global recommendations for proper treatment, is welcome but has yet to be put into action.

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Civil society urges the Health & Food Safety EU Commissioner to plan coordinated response to tackle tuberculosis in Europe

More than 45 civil society organisations co-submitted a letter to the new EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety to use his role to champion the need for an improved response to the multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) epidemic in the European region.

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Call to action: Accelerate access to DR-TB drugs

SIGN ON LETTER to global actors and drug companies: Please provide organizational sign-ons by 6 March.

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Open letter to South African Medical Schemes re: covering linezolid

Several organizations and individuals working on TB are concerned that some medical schemes may be refusing to cover the cost of linezolid for drug-resistant tuberculosis.

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EECA: Civil society organizations signed an Open Letter addressed to the Global Fund Board pleading to hear their concerns

Earlier this year, the Global Fund started a full roll out of its new funding model. In March 2014 at its Thirty-First Meeting the Global Fund Board approved a new allocation methodology and the funding resources for the 2014 - 2016 allocation period. 24 organizations representing civil society and including communities of people living with HIV, tuberculosis (TB) or Hepatitis C, i.e. key affected populations from Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) and their partner organizations from other regions signed an Open Letter addressed to the Global Fund Board members.

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South Africa: DR-TB patients, activists demand registering generic linezolid

A letter, signed by over 100 clinicians, organisations and patients with DR-TB, demands the immediate registration of a generic version of linezolid in South Africa, which has been under a significantly delayed fast-track review process since May 2013.

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TB activists call for a bigger piece of the pie from the Global Fund

Today TB activists interrupted the plenary session at the 45th Conference on Lung Health, calling on the Global Fund and partners to increase the amount of funds allocated to TB without jeopardizing funding to HIV and malaria and other diseases.

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#CoughUpTheTBMoney: Civil society calls for tripling of money for TB research

Today at the opening plenary of the 45th Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona, activists from across the globe called on governments to dramatically increase spending on R&D for new treatments for TB. Spending must be tripled to meet the US$2 billion annual minimum required according to the Stop TB Partnership’s Global Plan to Stop TB.

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Civil society severely concerned with the Union's scholarship programme for the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health

Community members, patient advocates and civil society members and representatives from affected communities express their disappointment with the Union's scholarship programme.

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