Stop TB Partnership

Share of Global Fund grants will increase for TB under transitional funding mechanism

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria yesterday released the funding recommendations of its Technical Review Panel for the Transitional Funding Mechanism. This mechanism was established by the Global Fund in December 2011 as a means to protecting gains achieved and ensuring essential programmes were maintained following the cancellation of its 11th round of grants.

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Challenge Facility for Civil Society launches call for proposals

Call for Proposals open until 30 September 2012.

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Huge protest march at AIDS 2012 ends in 12 arrests

25 July 2012 - Washington, DC - TB/HIV activist Mark Harrington, who is TAG’s Executive Director, and 11 others were arrested yesterday by U.S. Park Police when they held a civil disobedience outside the White House. The arrest came after they began tying hundreds of pouches of medicine and dollar bills tied with red ribbon to symbolize their call for more funding for antiretroviral treatment. As the 12 were arrested, hundreds chanted from behind barricades: "The whole world is watching! The whole world is watching!"

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TB REACH launches call for proposals for Wave 3

TB REACH, an initiative of the Stop TB Partnership to promote early and increased TB case detection, today has launched its call for applications for Wave 3 funding. Partners of the Stop TB Partnership, national TB programmes, HIV programmes, local and international NGOs, civil society and community-based organizations can apply for this fast-track funding for early and increased TB case detection among poor, vulnerable and at-risk populations.

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Researcher at Johns Hopkins University receives International AIDS Society TB/HIV prize

Jonathan Golub, an associate professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, is the winner of this year’s International AIDS Society TB/HIV Prize.

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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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