World Health Organization

Factsheet on TB diagnostics development

The World Health Organization released a factsheet-advice to manufacturers on development and assessment of TB diagnostics.

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71st World Health Assembly commits to accelerate action to еnd TB

World Health Assembly adopts a Resolution with commitments to act faster to end TB and in support of the 2018 UN High-Level Meeting on TB.

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World Health Statistics 2018 report

WHO: World Health Statistics

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Nigeria’s struggle with ending TB stigma

Abuja, 22 May 2018 – In March 2017, Sunny who works as a fashion designer in Abuja, Nigeria’s Capital, started coughing, experiencing chest pains, toe pain, and frequent headaches. The discomfort that came with these symptoms became unbearable and was beginning to affect his work so he decided to go to the hospital for a checkup.  To his surprise he tested positive for Tuberculosis (TB) when the results were out. 

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Kenya embarks on new approach to prioritize future TB actions

The Ministry of Health, Kenya, has embarked on a new, robust approach to evaluate evidence for informing the next National Strategic Plan on Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Lung Health (2019-2023). A workshop, convened from April 17- 19 2018, reviewed consolidated national data and incorporated the extensive evidence base of critical studies and surveys on the TB situation. This was done to identify root causes of the epidemic, establish priorities and map out future actions.

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WHO releases first Essential Diagnostics List

The World Health Organization publishes its first Essential Diagnostics List, a catalogue of the tests needed to diagnose the most common conditions as well as a number of global priority diseases.

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Registration OPEN for the Interactive Civil Society Hearing for the UN High-Level Meeting on TB

DEADLINE for registration: 22 May 2018; The Interactive Civil Society Hearing will take place on 4 June 2018 at the UN Headquarters in New York.

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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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