Stop TB Partnership

Recognizing excellence in the fight against childhood TB: Kochon Prize calls for nominations

Nominations for the 2012 Stop TB Partnership-Kochon Prize are being accepted until 1 September 2012. Funded by the Kochon Foundation, a non-profit foundation registered in the Republic of Korea, the US$ 65 000 prize is awarded once a year to persons, institutions, or organizations that have made a highly significant contribution to combating tuberculosis (TB).

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Stop TB Partnership welcomes India’s ruling on serological tests

In a welcome development, the central government of India has prohibited the manufacture for sale, distribution and use of serodiagnostic test kits for diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB).

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Dramatic results from TB REACH project make case for mHealth scale up

14 June 2012 – Karachi, Pakistan – Mobile phones and financial incentives helped a network of private clinics serving poor communities in Karachi find twice as many people with tuberculosis (TB) in 2011 compared to the previous year.

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Swazi health minister says new partnerships required to achieve zero TB deaths in the mining sector

Benedict Xaba, Minister of Health of Swaziland, has said that new partnerships must be formed in order to achieve the goals set out in a forthcoming declaration on TB and Mining in Southern Africa.

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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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