International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

January edition of The Union's newsletter

The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) released its January newsletter, presenting the initiatives and activities carried out during the month, including a message from the Executive Director José Luis Castro calling for innovative financing solutions for TB, and The Union interventions at the 144th Session of the World Health Organization Executive Board (here and here). It also contains information about upcoming events.

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Webinar: Treating latent TB with safer options

The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease will host a webinar on 4 February 2019 on the new safer treatment options for latent TB.

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TREATS and King’s College London collaboration awarded funding to develop a new TB diagnostic

Tuberculosis (TB) is the world’s leading infectious disease killer, with 10 million people falling ill with active TB disease every year. A critical part of the End TB Strategy is to not only treat and cure the millions with active TB disease, but also to be able to prevent people from developing active disease in the first place.

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New Union technical guide for the co-management of diabetes mellitus-TB published

The guide, developed in partnership with the World Diabetes Foundation, provides essential information for frontline health professionals for the management and care of people with both diabetes mellitus and tuberculosis (DM-TB).

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IJTLD December 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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December edition of The Union's newsletter

The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) released its December newsletter, looking back at some of the key moments for the organization in 2018, including an end of year message from the Executive Director José Luis Castro. It also contains information about upcoming events.

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November edition of The Union's newsletter

The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) released its November newsletter, presenting the initiatives and activities carried out during the month, including a message from the Executive Director José Luis Castro on World AIDS Day. It also contains information about upcoming events.

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The 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health to be held in India

Ending The Emergency: The 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health comes to India, the country with the world’s highest tuberculosis burden

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Webinar: Debate on the future of treatment for drug-resistant TB

So far, different standardised regimens are prescribed according to the status of the patient (new or previously treated) and/or the resistance of the bacilli: the cascade approach. These days, the TB drug pipeline is the best it has been for at least the last decade and there are currently numerous clinical trials underway looking at new drugs and new combinations for the treatment of TB. Does this re-invigorated drug pipeline allow for a change in approach to the management of drug-resistant TB moving away from the cascade approach to using the strongest possible regimens in the initial treatment of drug-resistant TB?

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October edition of The Union's newsletter

The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) released its October newsletter, presenting the initiatives and activities carried out during the month, including highlights from the 2018 Union World Conference on Lung Health. It also contains information about upcoming events.

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