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Mobile technology could be game-changer in fight against TB

It's a new digital world for a public health problem that still relies heavily on 19th century technology: x-rays sent by mobile phone for while-you-wait diagnosis, text messages with health advice for pregnant women and a mobile banking scheme that rewards doctors for finding new patients.

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Key advocates set agenda for building network of TB-affected community reps

4 May 2012 – Geneva - Thirty advocates from a dozen countries gathered in Geneva this week. There were a number of familiar personalities – women and men who have been raising their voices on behalf of TB-affected communities for years. But there were also several fresh faces – community activists devoted to the cause of HIV who were new to TB advocacy.

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Ministers endorse declaration set to pave the way to zero TB deaths among miners in Southern Africa

Ministers of Health and Labour from the 15 Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries have endorsed a declaration on tuberculosis (TB) in the mining sector that is designed to drive a regional response to the issue.

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Aeras and TBVI agree to strengthen collaboration on advancing new TB vaccines

27 April 2012 - Lelystad, The Netherlands and Rockville, USA - The Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (TBVI) and Aeras have signed a new memorandum of understanding to enhance and strengthen collaborative efforts to advance the world’s most promising tuberculosis (TB) vaccine candidates.

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TB champion Gerry Elsdon completes two-week walk across South Africa to raise awareness about TB

17 April 2012 - Johannesburg - Tuberculosis (TB) champion Gerry Elsdon has just completed a gruelling two-week walking campaign across South Africa to raise awareness about TB and encourage people to get tested for the disease.

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Stop TB Partnership and Community Representatives join forces to turn up the volume on TB Global Fund

The Stop TB Partnership and the Communities Living with HIV, Tuberculosis and affected by Malaria Delegation of the Global Fund has agreed to strengthen partnership, collaboration and networking.

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World TB Day message from Dr Lucica Ditiu, Executive Secretary of the Stop TB Partnership

24 March 2012 - Geneva - On this World TB Day we want to make the world aware that children are suffering and dying from tuberculosis (TB) and that this is shameful.

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New vaccine strategy to advance solutions for TB

Against a backdrop of growing concern about the impact of tuberculosis on children, top scientific experts today published a global plan of action for developing the vaccines that are seen as critical to eliminating the disease.

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World TB Day message from the United Nations Secretary-General

For too long, tuberculosis has not received sufficient attention. The result of this neglect is needless suffering: in 2010 alone, nearly 9 million people fell ill with TB and 1.4 million died, with 95 per cent of these deaths occurring in developing countries. These numbers make tuberculosis the second top infectious killer of adults worldwide.

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Cutting off the head of the TB snake in Africa: Declaration on TB and mining in Africa draws closer

9 March - Johannesburg - Momentum is building towards a declaration on tuberculosis (TB) and mining that would set member states of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) on a course towards freeing miners, their families and communities from TB.

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