Stop TB Partnership

TB REACH commits US $27 million for finding and treating people with TB

23 November - Geneva - The Stop TB Partnership’s Coordinating Board has approved US $27 million in new funding for partners implementing innovative projects that aim to find and treat people with tuberculosis (TB).

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Guide to working with national champions launched today

16 November 2012 - Kuala Lumpur - Today marked the launch of a guide to working with national celebrities on the occasion of the World Union Conference on Lung Health.

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TB REACH grantees report twenty-fold acceleration in ability to find people with TB

The use of new technologies and approaches to actively seek out people with tuberculosis can significantly increase the number of people diagnosed and put on treatment.

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First ever civil society march held at the Union World Conference on Lung Health

Some 100 TB activists marched through the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, demanding more ambitious targets for stopping TB, the funding to meet those targets and an end to the use of detrimental language in the TB community.

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Tuberculosis Research and Development: 2012 Report on Tuberculosis Research Funding Trends: 2005-2011

Treatment Action Group and the Stop TB Partnership issue update on 2011 global TB R&D investment trends; 2011 funding increases 3% to US$649.6 million, but annual US$1.35 billion funding gap remains.

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Desmond Tutu TB Centre receives Stop TB Partnership Kochon Prize

13 November 2012 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - The Desmond Tutu TB Centre at Stellenbosch University in South Africa’s Western Cape is the winner of this year’s Kochon Prize. The centre is named for its patron, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, who had tuberculosis (TB) as a child and has throughout his lifetime advocated on behalf of people affected by TB. The centre is being honoured today for its ground-breaking research on childhood TB and for pioneering community-based approaches to TB and HIV care.

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Statement by the Executive Secretary of the Stop TB Partnership on the WHO Global Tuberculosis Report 2012

18 October 2012 – Geneva – The new data published in the WHO Global Tuberculosis Report 2012 show clear signs of progress.

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Statement in response to the Global Fund Board’s decisions on financing

Statement by Dr Lucica Ditiu, Executive Secretary of the Stop TB Partnership and Dr Mario Raviglione, Director of the WHO Stop TB Department in response to decisions on the Global Fund’s funding model made at its 27th Board Meeting.

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TB advocates respond to proposed Global Fund allocations for TB

The advocates call on the Global Fund Board to adopt an allocation model that responds to regional needs, rather than putting one disease against another.

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Update: Global Drug Facility enters a new era

The Stop TB Partnership is delighted to announce that Mr Thomas Moore has taken up duties as interim Chief Operating Officer of the Global Drug Facility (GDF). Mr Moore will oversee a critical period in GDF’s development, as the secretariat team is restructured and a new strategy unfolds.

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