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World Health Assembly ends with global commitment to COVID-19 response

The 73rd World Health Assembly adopts a resolution to bring the world together to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The cost of inaction

COVID-19-related service disruptions could cause hundreds of thousands of extra deaths from AIDS-related illnesses, including from TB.

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Compendium of research projects at the interface of TB and COVID-19

The World Health Organization Global TB Program is collating information on ongoing research projects at the interface of TB and COVID-19, with a view to support collaboration among researchers, as well as with policy makers.

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Apply to be a member of the WHO Civil Society Task Force on TB

Call for expressions of interest from the World Health Organization (WHO) Region of the Americas with an extended deadline until 3 May 2020. The aim of the Task Force is to intensify the voice of civil society in ending TB at all levels.

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Strengthening accountability to end TB

WHO offers national assessment Checklist for the Multisectoral Accountability Framework for TB (MAF-TB)

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WHO public consultation on draft Target Product Profiles for Tuberculosis Preventive Treatment

01 April 2020 – Tuberculosis (TB) is a major yet preventable global health problem, with an estimated 10 million new cases worldwide in 2018, resulting in more than 1.5 million deaths, making it the leading infectious disease cause of death worldwide. An estimated one-fourth of the world’s population is infected with the TB bacterium, of whom 5–10% advance to active TB disease in their lifetime.

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WHO: World TB Day newsletter

The World Health Organization (WHO) Global TB Program released a special edition of its newsletter in commemoration of World TB Day, 24 March.

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Apply to be a member of the WHO Civil Society Task Force on TB: Call for expressions of interest from the WHO Region of the Americas

The World Health Organization (WHO) Global TB Program is the Secretariat of the WHO Civil Society Task Force on TB. The aim of the Task Force is to intensify the voice of civil society in ending TB at all levels.

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WHO Information Note: Ensuring continuity of TB services during the COVID-19 pandemic

20 March 2020 | GENEVA: As the world comes together to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to ensure that essential health services and operations are continued to protect the lives of people with TB and other diseases or health conditions. Health services, including national programmes to combat TB, need to be actively engaged in ensuring an effective and rapid response to COVID-19 while ensuring that TB services are maintained.

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World TB Day 2020: It's Time To End TB!

WHO advocacy and communications package to support awareness building and drive action across all levels, in the lead up to and on World TB Day.

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