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Lack of new antibiotics threatens global efforts to contain drug-resistant infections

Two new reports of the World Health Organization reveal a weak pipeline for antibiotic agents.

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WHO announces updates on new molecular assays for the diagnosis of TB and drug resistance

13 January 2020 | GENEVA - Significant improvements to the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) and rifampicin resistance in adults and children are expected, following key updates on new molecular assays, announced by the World Health Organization (WHO) in a Rapid Communication released today.

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WHO Global TB Program: 2019 progress review

The World Health Organization (WHO) Global TB Program released a newsletter highlighting the overall progress in the global TB response in 2019. The Global TB Report 2019 is now available in app form.

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WHO announces changes to the treatment of drug-resistant TB

WHO releases a Rapid Communication in advance of the updated guidelines for the treatment of drug-resistant TB expected in 2020.

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WHO convenes global consultation to intensify action to end TB in children and adolescents

29 November 2019 | Hanoi: The pace of progress in addressing TB in children and adolescents remains slow, especially in ensuring access to TB prevention and care. To address this critical issue, WHO convened a global consultation on 26-28 November in Hanoi, Viet Nam, bringing together over 100 stakeholders from across 12 countries including national TB programmes, paediatric societies, technical and financial partners as well as civil society. The consultation was hosted by the Viet Nam Government.

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2nd anniversary of the WHO Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB

To mark the 2nd anniversary of the first-ever WHO Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB in Moscow, the World Health Organization (WHO) Global TB Program released an overview of the key progress achieved so far regarding the implementation of the commitments made in the Moscow Declaration and the UN High-Level Meeting on TB.

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World Diabetes Day: Statements by WHO and The Union

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) released statements recognizing World Diabetes Day (November 14) and pressing for a more coordinated global approach to tackling the urgent co-epidemic of TB and diabetes.

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Meeting on update of the WHO drug-resistant TB treatment guidelines

The Guideline Development Group convened a meeting on 12-14 November 2019 on update of the World Health Organization (WHO) drug-resistant TB treatment guidelines.

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Roundup of WHO events around the 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health

The World Health Organization (WHO)'s Global TB Program released a newsletter presenting the WHO events around the 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health.

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WHO updates policy for the use of TB LAM test

The World Health Organization now recommends more broader use of urinary LAM assays for diagnosis of TB in people living with HIV.

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