World Health Organization

Consultation meeting on finding missing TB cases through integrated community-based TB service delivery, 11 to 13 April 2018: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

A global consultation meeting on finding missing TB cases through integrated community based TB service delivery was organized by the Global TB Programme (GTB) of the World Health Organization (WHO), on 11-13 April 2018 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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WHO response to STREAM Stage 1 preliminary results

WHO issues a position statement on the continued use of the shorter MDR-TB regimen following an expedited review of the STREAM Stage 1 preliminary result.

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Interactive civil society hearing in preparation for the UN High-Level Meeting on TB

Interactive civil society hearing to be held on 4 June 2018 in preparation for the UN High-Level Meeting on TB.

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UN General Assembly adopts modalities resolution for the UN High-Level Meeting on TB, 26 September 2018

4 April 2018, New York - The resolution on the scope, modalities, format and organization of the UN High-Level Meeting on TB has just been adopted by the UN General Assembly this afternoon in New York.

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WHO treatment guidelines for isoniazid-resistant TB

The World Health Organization issues recommendations on management of isoniazid-resistant TB.

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Delhi TB Summit: WHO South-East Asia countries commit to intensified efforts, concrete progress to End TB

New Delhi, 14 March 2018: Tracking progress to eliminate tuberculosis, Member countries of WHO South-East Asia Region today committed to further intensifying efforts to ensure rapid and concrete progress to End TB by 2030.

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World TB Day 2018 campaign launched

Stop TB Partnership and World Health Organization join hands.

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Report of the WHO webinar for civil society and partners on TB guidelines development

The World Health Organization (WHO) Global TB Programme convened a webinar on the WHO guideline development process, with a focus on guidelines for the management of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB). The webinar was held on 27 February 2018, based on a request from civil society participants at a WHO meeting in January 2018 to discuss the process, format, and dissemination of WHO guidelines. The webinar was attended by more than 60 participants. Tereza Kasaeva, Director of the WHO Global TB Programme, opened the event and welcomed participants. The webinar was moderated by Haileyesus Getahun, Coordinator of TB/HIV and Community Engagement, Global TB Programme.

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WHO and USAID release guide to support countries in developing national action plans on public-private mix for TB prevention and care

23 February, Geneva - The World Health Organization and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have released a new guide to help countries strategically and systematically scale-up the engagement of all care providers in TB prevention and care. The Guide to develop a national action plan on Public-Private Mix (PPM) – is a planning document designed to facilitate the integration of strong public-private mix (PPM) components into national TB strategic plans that are the basis for Global Fund proposals and national budgeting processes.

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Latent TB Infection: Updated and consolidated guidelines for programmatic management

The World Health Organization issues new recommendations calling for accelerated uptake of testing and treatment for TB prevention.

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