World Health Organization

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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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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