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The world is running out of antibiotics, WHO report confirms

WHO report highlights TB as a top priority for research and development of new antibiotics.

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Align national TB strategies with commitment to end TB by 2030: WHO

Male, Maldives, 10 September 2017 - World Health Organization has called on countries in South-East Asia Region to build on recent momentum aimed at ending TB by 2030, commending their resolve to take action and urging all countries to review and align national plans with the Delhi Call to Action.

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WHO prequalifies key treatment for children with TB

01 September 2017 - WHO has just prequalified a two-pills-in-one paediatric medicine that is critical for the continuation phase of the six-month treatment required to cure tuberculosis (TB). The medicine – rifampicin 75mg + isoniazid 50mg – is a fixed dose combination (FDC) tablet manufactured by Macleods Pharmaceuticals Limited. WHO medicines prequalification activities are partly funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and by Unitaid.

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WHO applauds the launch of Thailand's First National Tuberculosis Research Roadmap

Geneva, 30 August 2017 – Recognizing the need for innovative tools and strategies to bolster the country’s response to end TB, Thailand’s national TB research network (ThaiTurn) has just launched the country’s first national TB research roadmap. The roadmap includes research priorities targeted at addressing health systems challenges, as well as the prevention and treatment of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB).

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WHO estimates cost of reaching global health targets by 2030

17 July 2017 | GENEVA The SDG Health Price Tag, published today in The Lancet Global Health, estimates the costs and benefits of progressively expanding health services in order to reach 16 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) health targets in 67 low- and middle-income countries that account for 75% of the world’s population.

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WHO advises on the use of multidisease testing devices for TB, HIV and hepatitis

A new document provides a strategic overview of key implementation considerations for diagnostic integration using testing devices for TB, HIV and viral hepatitis.

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WHO to develop Essential Diagnostics List

Like the established World Health Organization (WHO) Essential Medicines List, the Essential Diagnostics List is intended to provide evidence-based guidance to countries to create their own national lists of essential diagnostic tests and tools.

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Online consultation on the Zero Draft of the Global Ministerial Conference on TB Declaration

The World Health Organization is inviting feedback via an online consultation on the Zero Draft of the Declaration proposed for the Global Ministerial Conference on TB to be held in Moscow on 16-17 November 2017.

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WHO releases full report on evolution of global public health since 2007

WHO: Ten years in public health 2007-2017

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WHO updates Essential Medicines List

WHO updates Essential Medicines List with new advice on use of antibiotics and adds medicines for TB.

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