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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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WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region: World TB Day 2014: a call to find, treat and cure all TB patients

18 March 2014 - “Find…treat…cure tuberculosis (TB) patients” is the call of this year’s World TB Day, due to be marked globally on 24 March 2014.

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WHO Western Pacific Region: Reaching the undiagnosed: An urgent call to action on World TB Day

MANILA, 22 March - On World TB Day (24 March), the World Health Organization in the Western Pacific Region reiterates the need for governments, policy-makers, health care providers and civil society organizations to prioritize interventions to urgently find, treat and cure the millions of people who remain undiagnosed with the disease.

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World Tuberculosis Day - 24 March 2014

In 2014, the slogan for World Tuberculosis Day is "Reach the 3 million".

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Brochure: Reach the 3 Million

WHO, Stop TB Partnership and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB & Malaria launch joint brochure on Reaching the 3 Million for World TB Day.

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WHO South-East Asia Region: Reach the 1 million “missing” TB cases

Annual TB Report 2014: Tuberculosis control in the South-East Asia Region

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Progress in diagnosing multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

Innovative project expands access to new test: the project known as EXPAND-TB helped to triple the number of MDR-TB cases diagnosed in participating countries.

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World TB Day: A “3 Million” brochure

Download a brochure that explains the problem of how and why there are so many people not reached by TB services every year and what can be done to address that.

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WHO: Review of the National Tuberculosis Programme in the Republic of Moldova

An external comprehensive review of the National Tuberculosis Programme was organized by the WHO/Europe in the Republic of Moldova from 4-15 February 2013. Twelve international and seven national experts participated, visiting 18 districts and three municipalities, the autonomous region of Gagauzia and the Transnistria region.

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WHO: Information note on the use of a new agent, delamanid, for the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

On November 22, 2013, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicine Agency (EMA) has recommended the granting of a conditional marketing authorisation for delamanid, a new therapeutic agent, as part of an appropriate combination regimen for pulmonary multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in adult patients when an effective treatment regimen cannot otherwise be composed for reasons of resistance or tolerability. Several national regulatory authorities are in the process of evaluating this compound.

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