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WHO guidelines on the management of latent tuberculosis infection launched at the 45th Conference on Lung Health

For the first time, the World Health Organization has issued guidelines on testing, treating and managing latent TB infection in individuals with high risk of developing disease.

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WHO interim guidance on the use of delamanid in the treatment of MDR-TB

The guidance lists five conditions that must be in place if delamanid is used to treat adults with MDR-TB.

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WHO: Improved data reveals higher global burden of tuberculosis

WHO’s "Global Tuberculosis Report 2014" shows that 9 million people developed TB in 2013, and 1.5 million died, including 360 000 people who were HIV positive.

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Meeting report: High-priority target product profiles for new tuberculosis diagnostics

Report of a consensus meeting convened by the Global TB Programme of the World Health Organization.

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Child TB training toolkit launched by WHO and The Union

The training focuses on building the capacity of health care workers at the primary and secondary level to address and manage TB in children.

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WHO launches Companion Handbook on MDR-TB management

The Handbook has been developed for the purpose of describing ways to implement established WHO policies relevant for the management of MDR-TB.

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Expression of Interest: PMDT consultants training

WHO HQ in collaboration with WHO AFRO is organising a training course for consultants in Programmatic Management of Drug-resistant TB (PMDT) in Durban, South Africa from 24 November to 2 December 2014 and is inviting expressions of interest from potential candidates to be considered for training.

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High level international WHO consultation: Eliminating TB deaths: Time to step up the HIV response

Sunday 20 July 2014 | Promenade Room 3, Crowne Promenade, 8 Whiteman St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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New WHO publication: Understanding and using tuberculosis data

The handbook shows how to use various data sources, presents existing tools to analyse the quality of data and describes methods to estimate the burden of TB and related trends.

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WHO: Framework for conducting reviews of tuberculosis programmes

Foreward

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