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IJTLD October 2017 issue now online

The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IJTLD) is the official publication of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union).

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Global Burden of Disease Study 2016

The Global Burden of Disease Study is the most comprehensive worldwide observational epidemiological study to date. It describes annually mortality and morbidity from major diseases, injuries and risk factors to health at global, regional and national levels.

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The Lancet Commission on the future of health in sub-Saharan Africa

The final results of a 4-year project to analyse the challenges and opportunities for health in sub-Saharan Africa are now published as a Lancet Commission — The Path to Longer and Healthier Lives for All Africans by 2030 — led by African physicians, health scientists, and policy makers.

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Diagnostic accuracy of Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra for tuberculous meningitis in HIV-infected adults: a prospective cohort study

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Advocates call on Indian authorities to ensure immediate access to delamanid

TB advocates urge the Indian government to develop a concrete plan for introducing delamanid.

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The Hague to host 2018 Union World Conference on Lung Health

KNCV Tuberculosis Fund and the municipality of The Hague will facilitate the 2018 Union World Conference on Lung Health in The Netherlands. This annual world conference focuses on TB and other lung diseases such as asthma and pneumonia, air pollution and anti-smoking policies.

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Point-of-care assay zeros in on drug-resistant TB mutations

An investigational assay identified a variety of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tuberculosis) mutations to certain drugs used to treat tuberculosis, researchers found.

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Latest TB research publications

 

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Gates Foundation releases ‘Goalkeepers’ report

Gates Foundation’s ‘Goalkeepers’ report highlights global health, development successes, challenges, warns cuts to donor funding threaten progress

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Global Fund Results Report 2017

GENEVA, 13 September 2017 - Programs supported by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria have saved 22 million lives, according to a report released today. The report also shows significant increases in the number of people receiving treatment for HIV, diagnosis and treatment for TB and having an insecticide treated net to prevent malaria.

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