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Berlin TB Summit concludes with call for G20 leadership on TB

The Berlin TB Summit concluded with a call for G20 leaders to prioritize TB in their agenda ahead of the G20 Summit in July this year.

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Call for applications for the Stop TB Partnership Board: TB Affected Communities Board Members

The Stop TB Partnership is seeking applications for new TB Affected Communities Board Members. Application deadline: 31 March 2017.

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South-East Asia countries adopt Call for Action to accelerate efforts to End TB

17 March 2017 - New Delhi, India - Ministers and Deputy Ministers of Health as well as heads of communicable diseases departments and TB programme managers from all 11 member states of WHO South East Asia Regional Office (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste) yesterday signed a Call for Action for Ending TB, in which they committed to accelerate and focus action in order to end TB by 2030. This unprecedented historical moment was part of a two day event driven by the vision of Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director for WHO South-East Asia (SEARO), and organized and led by the team of Dr Swarup Kumar Sarkar, Director of the Department of Communicable Diseases for WHO SEARO.

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TB is not a crime (#TBisnotacrime)

10 March 2017 - Geneva, Switzerland - A two-day TB and Human Rights Nairobi Strategy Consultation organized by Stop TB Partnership, in collaboration with KELIN and the University of Chicago with support from USAID concluded today with a clear pathway towards strengthening the human rights and TB efforts. The Stop TB Partnership is making efforts to ensure that TB is not just a medical problem but a social problem as well, and yet ethical and legal issues around TB have been neglected for far too long.

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World TB Day 2017: Lights, Camera, Action!

Stop TB Partnership launches World TB Day 2017 website, and announces initiatives.

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Light up the world for TB!

The Stop TB Partnership is calling upon the cities of the world to illuminate their landmarks in red on World TB Day 2017.

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Unprecedented political support towards ending TB through 25 National TB Parliamentarian Caucuses

The Global TB Caucus was launched in October 2014 with the purpose of building new political support to tackle the world's deadliest epidemic. At that time, there were only five groups of parliamentarians working on the disease at the national level: Brazil, Canada, Japan, USA and the UK and no international parliamentary groups coordinating action on the disease.

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Walking the talk: Nigeria declares 2017 the year of "Accelerating TB Case Finding"

02 February 2017 - Nigeria - In an unprecedented effort to address one of the biggest public health threats in Nigeria, the Honourable Minister of Health for Nigeria, Professor Isaac Adewole declared 2017 as the year of "Accelerating TB Case Finding" in the country. The announcement was made last week at the 59th National Council on Health Meeting, held in Umuahia, Abia State. TB is a major public health problem in Nigeria. Case finding remains a major challenge as despite all the efforts, the programme was only able to notify 15% (90,584) of the estimated TB cases (586,000) in the country in 2015. This shows a huge gap in TB case finding which may continue to widen if these missing cases are not detected. In the last ten years, the country has implemented various interventions to address the challenge of low TB case finding. However, achieving the reduction in TB incidence rate for attainment of the 90-(90)- 90 targets as outlined in the Global Plan to End TB 2016-2020, the End TB Strategy targets, and Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 will be a unreachable if something drastic is not done.

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Indonesia launches Ministerial Decree on Tuberculosis

02 February 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia - The Minister of Health of Indonesia launched the Ministerial Decree on Tuberculosis, that includes details on the policies and guidelines on TB Control, covering strategic issues needed to accelerate TB program implementation - and especially announcing that TB has now become a mandatory notifiable disease in the country.

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TB REACH initiatives will fund 38 new projects for over US$ 16 million to support innovations in TB

19 December 2016 - Geneva, Switzerland - The Stop TB Partnership Executive Committee has approved recommendations from the TB REACH Project Review Committee for US$ 16 million in new funding to implement and scale up innovative projects aimed at improving TB detection and care services. The Wave 5 selection process was TB REACH’s most competitive ever - over 530 applications requesting US$ 267.7 million were received, reviewed and finally just 38 (7%) projects were selected for funding.

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