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WHO European Region: Joining forces to fight tuberculosis: a regional collaborating committee on TB control and care

The Regional Collaborating Committee on Tuberculosis Control and Care (RCC-TB) has recently launched a new factsheet to outline what it is, it’s mission, the areas in which it can make a difference and what need there is for it. You can view the entire factsheet by clicking here. You can also read more about the initiative on the WHO RCC-TB page. The group is open to all TB stakeholders in the region - you can apply by writing an email to tuberculosis@euro.who.int.

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Combating tuberculosis in Slovakia is a battle not yet won

After several years of decreasing incidence, 2013 saw a rise in the number of tuberculosis (TB) cases in Slovakia: 401 TB cases, including 6 fatalities, were reported to the National TB Register, which is an incidence of 7.41 cases per 100 000 people. Slovak experts from the National Institute of TB, Respiratory Diseases and Chest Surgery pointed to several factors influencing this increase during a World TB Day press conference on 24 March 2014.

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ECDC: Tuberculosis cases down by 6% but only 1 in 3 MDR TB patients finishes treatment successfully

New surveillance data published by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and the WHO Regional Office for Europe ahead of World Tuberculosis Day.

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WHO Europe: New report: Regional workshop on models of care for MDR-TB

A new report, "Models of care for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis" has just been published. Representatives from the Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation and Uzbekistan presented their best practices as published in the "Best practices in prevention, control and care for drug-resistant tuberculosis".

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New report: Collaborative action on tuberculosis and alcohol abuse in Estonia

Estonia has the highest per capita alcohol consumption in Europe. Alcohol consumption and its associated alcohol use disorders are seen as major obstacles to increasing the treatment success achieved under the National Tuberculosis Programme. The National Institute for Health Development, the World Health Organization and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control worked jointly on a demonstration project aiming to improve treatment compliance and outcomes of tuberculosis and multidrug resistant tuberculosis patients through collaborative tuberculosis, mental health and social services. A specific conceptual framework was developed for this collaboration.

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Twitter chat: ask experts questions on antibiotic resistance

To mark European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD), WHO/Europe and its partners are holding a live Twitter chat on antibiotic resistance. Experts from WHO/Europe, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Commission directorates-general for research and for health and consumers will answer your questions.

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WHO Europe: New collaborating committee on TB control and care: RCC-TB

Through a consultative process with civil society organizations, technical partners and donors, WHO/Europe has recently established the Regional Collaborating Committee on Tuberculosis Control and Care (RCC-TB).

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WHO Europe: New publication: Management of tuberculosis and HIV coinfection

The publication is intended for all health care workers involved in preventing, diagnosing, treating and caring for people living with TB and HIV in the specific settings of the WHO European Region.

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WHO Europe: Best practices in prevention, control and care for drug-resistant tuberculosis

A resource for the continued implementation of the Consolidated Action Plan to Prevent and Combat Multidrug- and Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in the WHO European Region, 2011–2015.

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New anti-tuberculosis drugs for Belarus

A workshop entitled “Preparedness for introduction of the new anti-TB drugs in the treatment regimens for multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) in Belarus” was held on 28th August 2013 at the Republican Scientific and Practical Centre for Pulmonology and Tuberculosis. At the workshop, which was organized by WHO with the support of USAID, participants had the opportunity to discuss the imminent emergence of new anti-TB drugs for treatment of multi drug resistant forms of tuberculosis.

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