International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

IJTLD January 2016 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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Studies: Progress against TB hindered by faltering response to disease among key affected populations

A series of new studies on TB among incarcerated persons, bovine strains of TB found in cattle that are transmitting to humans, and TB in children show that key affected populations are facing unique risks. These risks must be addressed in order to end TB by 2035, as called for by the World Health Organization’s End TB Strategy. The studies are being presented at the 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Cape Town, South Africa.

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New cohort study shows promise of dramatically shorter treatment option for multidrug-resistant TB

Initial results show 80% success rate using 9-month treatment option for MDR-TB, compared with 24-month treatment standard.

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IJTLD December 2015 Supplement now online: Improving access to better TB treatment for children

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 2015 issue of the IJTLD 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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Indonesian government signs historic Bali Declaration targeting looming co-epidemic of TB and diabetes

The Bali Declaration unites more than 100 global health officials and experts behind a global campaign to fight the twin scourge of TB and diabetes. New data show 1 in 4 people with TB also have diabetes in hot spots in India.

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Bali Summit: Coordinated TB-diabetes treatment needed across all levels of the health system

2 November 2015 - “We have the ability and responsibility to address a growing public health crisis that needs urgent action. I am here to say we at The Union accept this challenge. We have to unite efforts in the fight against TB and diabetes. And we must take action now,” said The Union’s Executive Director, José Luis Castro, in a speech that opened Stopping a Looming Co-Epidemic: A Global Summit on Diabetes and Tuberculosis.

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The Union: New WHO report underscores action needed against TB and diabetes

28 October 2015 (Paris, France) – Today health officials from the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva released a comprehensive report on the global scale of tuberculosis, a contagious airborne disease. The report includes startling new data—chiefly, that TB has replaced HIV/AIDS as the world’s most deadly infectious disease, measured by numbers of people who died from the illness in 2014. The report comes just as global health experts are set to convene early next week to address TB and its relationship with another major disease that is rapidly increasing: diabetes. Together, the two diseases present a looming co-epidemic.

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November 2015 issue of the IJTLD 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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Health officials urge action against TB and diabetes

Bali summit marks first major effort to mount defense against looming co-epidemic. 

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