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Pilot project launched to strengthen ambulatory treatment for TB patients in Belarus

Mogilev district, Belarus

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Contributions invited to develop global action plan on antimicrobial resistance

WHO is leading the development of a global action plan to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR), as requested by the Sixty-seventh World Health Assembly in May 2014.

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WHO: People most at risk of HIV are not getting the health services they need

Failure to provide adequate HIV services for key groups – men who have sex with men, people in prison, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender people – threatens global progress on the HIV response, warns WHO.

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WHO targets elimination of TB in over 30 countries

WHO and the European Respiratory Society present a new framework to eliminate tuberculosis in countries with low levels of the disease.

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WHO and Global Fund strengthen partnership

GENEVA – The World Health Organization and the Global Fund today strengthened their long established partnership with a new technical agreement to support countries in developing more strategic investments in the fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria.

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New WHO publication: TB surveillance standards guide

Developed as part of the work of the Global Task Force on Tuberculosis (TB) Impact Measurement, WHO recently published the "Standards and benchmarks for tuberculosis surveillance and vital registration systems. Checklist and user guide".

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WHA approves Post-2015 Global TB Strategy and Targets

The strategy aims to end the global TB epidemic, with targets to reduce TB deaths by 95% and to cut new cases by 90% between 2015 and 2035.

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WHO’s first global report on antibiotic resistance reveals serious, worldwide threat to public health

New WHO report provides the most comprehensive picture of antibiotic resistance to date, with data from 114 countries, including information on resistance to medicines for treating HIV, malaria and tuberculosis.

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WHO African Region: Countries urged to step-up fight against TB

Brazzaville, 24 March 2014 – Countries in the African Region have been urged to scale up action to address tuberculosis (TB), an infectious disease which killed more than half a million people in the Region in 2013.

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PAHO/WHO Americas Region: World TB Day 2014: One in five people with TB is unaware of the disease

One in five people infected with tuberculosis in the Americas remains unaware of the disease, due to failure to access health services or because they are not properly diagnosed, according to estimates by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).

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