International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

September edition of The Union's newsletter

The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) released its September newsletter, presenting the initiatives and activities carried out during the month. It also contains information about upcoming events.

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IJTLD October 2018 issue now online

The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IJTLD) is the official publication of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union).

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The Union: Official briefing of United Nations Correspondents ahead of HLM on TB

As part of a series of press briefings, Paula I Fujiwara, The Union's Scientific Director, briefed members of the United Nations Correspondents Association in New York on the forthcoming UN High-Level Meeting (HLM) on TB taking place on 26 September.

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August edition of The Union's newsletter

The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) released its August newsletter, presenting the initiatives and activities carried out during the month. It also contains information about upcoming events.

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IJTLD September 2018 issue now online

The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IJTLD) is the official publication of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union).

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July edition of The Union's newsletter

The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) released its July newsletter, presenting the initiatives and activities carried out during the month. It also contains information about upcoming events.

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Clinton adds his voice to call for political buy-in and action against TB at AIDS conference

Former President of the United States Bill Clinton delivered a keynote address on the final day of the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) which took place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He called for heads of state to attend the UN High-Level Meeting (HLM) on TB taking place in September, insisting on continued and increased financial commitment to both TB and HIV/AIDS.

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Union position on injectable-free regimens for the treatment of drug-resistant TB

South Africa recently announced it would be providing all oral-regimens to a majority of persons with rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis (RR-TB)[1] by replacing injectable medicines with bedaquiline. This decision was based on a retrospective cohort analysis from the country showing improved treatment success and reduction of mortality when bedaquiline was given to persons with drug resistant-TB (DR-TB) under programmatic conditions (https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanres/onlineFirst). 

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Union working group show crucial link between TB and mental health

The Union’s TB and Mental Health Working Group have released a video, Learning from the field: the mental health management of MDR-TB in Peru, to promote the wide-scale provision of mental health screening and services for patients receiving treatment for tuberculosis (TB) worldwide.

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IJTLD August 2018 issue now online

The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IJTLD) is the official publication of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union).

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