TB activists

Sign a petition supporting a rights-based approach to TB

A declaration of rights and demand for social and political solutions from people affected by TB at the 2018 Union World Conference on Lung Health.

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Urgent need to address the Global Fund procurement cliff for TB

Activists urge the Global Fund and donors to take prompt action to address the grave risks posed to countries that are rapidly shifting from pooled procurement of TB medicines and commodities.

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Rapid shift from global to national purchase of TB drugs increases risk of stockouts and use of drugs of unknown quality

Activists urge international donors and country governments to ensure access to quality health products as domestic financing policies push programs to the edge of procurement cliff.

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Activists urge National TB Programs and treatment providers to discontinue use of harmful injectable agents in TB treatment

In a symbolic display, activists invited conference participants to discard the injectable agents and commit to rapidly scaling up access to safer, more effective medicine.

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Activists call on countries and donors to immediately scale up use of life-saving TB LAM test

Provocative distribution of yellow lemonade in urine collection cups calls attention to need for this simple, urine-based test.

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Activists interrupt TB conference opening ceremony to call on J&J to cut price of TB drug in half, to one dollar per day

Activists demand that Johnson & Johnson cut the price of bedaquiline in half, to no higher than $1 per day—$32 per person per month—double the price that researchers estimate bedaquiline could be sold for a profit.

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Activists call on countries and donors to immediately scale up use of life-saving TB LAM test

Provocative distribution of yellow lemonade in urine collection cups calls attention to need for this simple, urine-based test.

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Activists call on Johnson & Johnson to drop the price of bedaquiline

Activists ask the company to drop the price of bedaquiline in all markets to $32 a month or lower.

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No more business as usual!

CAPE TOWN, 5th DECEMBER 2015: Today activists disrupted the calm halls of the 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health. Activists from the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), SECTION27, the Global TB Community Advisory Board, the Global Coalition of TB Activists (GCTA) and the ITPC sat on the floors of the hallways and held their own plenary session in huge disappointment at the “business as usual” status quo of the Union.

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Sanofi faces criticism at Lung Conference

TB activists at the 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health demanded that pharmaceutical company Sanofi be held accountable for failing to provide life-saving products to people and children living with TB and drug-resistant TB in South Africa and across the world.

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