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WHO Global Civil Society Task Force on TB formed

The World Health Organization’s Global TB Program has established a Global Civil Society Task Force on TB to enhance the engagement of communities, non-governmental and other civil society organizations in the implementation of the End TB Strategy.

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WHO confirms antiretroviral therapy reduces the risk of life-threatening HIV-related infections

20 June 2016 - Adults and children with HIV who start antiretroviral therapy (ART) as early as possible reduce their risk of developing serious HIV-related infections, according to new findings published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases on 15 June 2016.

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Frequently asked questions on shorter MDR-TB regimen

The World Health Organization (WHO)'s Global TB Program has released Frequently asked questions about the implementation of the new WHO recommendation on the use of the shorter MDR-TB regimen under programmatic conditions.

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Vacancy: Consultant post for the TB/HIV and community engagement unit of Global TB Programme of WHO

The TB/HIV and community engagement unit of the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Global TB Programme focuses on development of relevant policies and strategies, guidelines and tools to address (1) HIV-associated TB (2) latent tuberculosis infection (3) integrated community-based TB activities including through effective engagement of nongovernmental and other civil society organizations, and (4) integration of TB prevention, treatment and care services to maternal, neonatal and child health services.

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WHO launches The Essentials to help guide implementation of the End TB Strategy

The World Health Organization’s Global TB Programme has developed operational guidance, The Essentials, for effective adaptation and implementation of the End TB Strategy.

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Initiative to find new antibiotics being launched at World Health Assembly

May 24, 2016 - A new initiative seeking to develop new antibiotic treatments is being launched today at the annual World Health Assembly. The Global Antibiotic Research and Development (GARD) is a partnership between the World Health Organization and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi).

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World Health Organization recommends shorter treatment for multidrug-resistant TB

New World Health Organization recommendations aim to speed up detection and improve treatment outcomes for multidrug-resistant TB through use of a novel rapid diagnostic test and a shorter, cheaper treatment regimen.

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Global WHO consultation meeting on the programmatic management of latent tuberculosis infection - presentations now available online

The World Health Organization (WHO)’s Global TB Programme in collaboration with the Republic of Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the International Tuberculosis Research Center of Korea (ITRC) conducted a Global consultation meeting on the programmatic management of latent tuberculosis infection on April 27-28, 2016 in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

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WHO calls on countries and partners to "Unite to End Tuberculosis"

In advance of World TB Day, to be observed on March 24, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on countries and partners to "Unite to End Tuberculosis".

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Call for expressions of interest: WHO Civil Society Task Force on TB

The World Health Organization (WHO)’s Global TB Program is establishing a Civil Society Task Force on TB (CSTF) to enhance the engagement of communities, non-governmental and other civil society organizations in the implementation of the End TB Strategy.

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