Unitaid

Price cut on medicine will help preserve the health of more people living with HIV

Geneva, 08 June 2018 — Unitaid and Indian drug manufacturer Cipla Ltd. struck a landmark agreement today that will lower the price of the first combination therapy (containing co-trimoxazole, isoniazid and vitamin B6) that prevents opportunistic infections in people living with HIV.

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New project will dramatically increase pediatric TB prevention, diagnosis, and treatment in Zimbabwe

Harare, 31 May 2018 – The Zimbabwe government in partnership with Unitaid and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) today launched a four-year project to fight tuberculosis among children, a long-underserved group that bears the burden of TB illness and death worldwide. TB, a preventable, curable disease, is the second biggest killer of children in Zimbabwe. 

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Unitaid seeks to fund innovative projects against TB and drug-resistance

Unitaid launched a call for proposals for projects that will fight tuberculosis and its drug-resistant strains through innovative diagnostics, wider use of the best new drugs for adults and children, and new technologies that remind patients to take their medicines on schedule.

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Unitaid and South Africa partner to accelerate HIV and TB prevention and treatment

Pretoria, 23 March 2018 – Unitaid and South Africa’s National Department of Health have launched a partnership to accelerate the country’s efforts to prevent and treat HIV and tuberculosis. South Africa is home to the world’s biggest HIV/AIDS epidemic, as well as one of the highest TB burdens.

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Unitaid: Online consultation on TB

Unitaid is seeking concrete, high-level suggestions and ideas on possible solutions to overcome challenges in tuberculosis that would be a good fit for the Unitaid strategy and operating model. As part of this online consultation, Unitaid will host a webinar to provide further context to those who would like to participate:

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Multi-disease testing offers new ways to streamline disease management, Unitaid report says

Geneva, 1 February 2018 – Innovators are responding to the world’s growing co-infection crisis by developing devices that can quickly, accurately diagnose multiple diseases at a time.

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Unitaid-funded program will bring sophisticated TB diagnosis to underserved children

Geneva, 6 December 2017 – Unitaid and the University of Bordeaux today launched a four-year research project to cut TB deaths among children by widening availability of fast tests that can be used even in remote, rural settings.

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Unitaid-led working group will study how to fight antimicrobial resistance through access to innovative treatments and diagnostics

Geneva, 18 October 2017 – Unitaid has been chosen to chair a new working group on innovation and access for the UN’s Interagency Coordination Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (IACG), a role that supports global efforts to avert a “post-antibiotic era” in which treatments for common infections no longer work.

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New Unitaid grants reach out to children with TB

Geneva, 12 October 2017 – Unitaid’s Executive Board has approved two new grants worth a combined US$ 43.7 million to prevent tuberculosis in vulnerable populations, with an emphasis on curbing the devastating effects of TB on children.

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Unitaid commits US $21.4 million to the WHO prequalification programme

Geneva, 9 October 2017 – Unitaid is investing a further US$ 21.4 million in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) prequalification programme for medicines and diagnostics.

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