Stop TB Partnership

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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Five-cent-a-day preventive treatment can reduce TB cases among miners by 63%

9 March 2012 - Johannesburg - Preliminary results from a research project carried out in South Africa show that gold miners who took a daily dose of isoniazid preventive treatment (IPT) on a daily basis for 9 months had 63% fewer cases of tuberculosis (TB) than a control group of miners who had no preventive treatment.

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Video documents national champions as they work to raise awareness about TB

29 February 2012 - Geneva - In December 2011, nine celebrities from Georgia, Ghana, Jordan, Nepal, Pakistan, Peru, South Africa and Sudan gathered in Geneva to share their experiences and views on what it takes to be a strong national TB champion.

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