Brief news reports on Tuberculosis

IJTLD August 2018 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 Fund and ICRC join forces to enhance response to HIV, TB and malaria in conflict-affected areas

Geneva, 16 July 2018 – The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) met Monday to announce a collaboration agreement focused on providing better care to individuals and communities burdened by these diseases in hard-to-reach conflict-affected areas and detention centres.

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How many people die from TB every year?

A study explores why the global estimates for tuberculosis mortality differ according to the institution that provides them

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Activists call on countries and donors to immediately scale up use of life-saving TB LAM test

Provocative distribution of yellow lemonade in urine collection cups calls attention to need for this simple, urine-based test.

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Strengthening TB research in NIAID's TB Strategic Plan

July 17, 2018 – Treatment Action Group (TAG) submitted comments to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) in response to a public request for information (RFI) to inform NIAID's TB Strategic Plan on supporting TB research and development (R&D).

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BRICS Ministers of Health discussed the participation of their Heads of State at the UN High-Level Meeting on TB in September

20 July 2018: Health Ministers of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) met this morning in Durban for their 8th Annual Summit. Ministers released a communiqué that highlights the importance of the UN High-Level Meeting (HLM) on TB and reaffirms their intention to continue co-operating in key areas of shared health interest, including TB, non-communicable diseases, access to medicines and antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

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Call for membership 2018–2020: Developing Country NGO Delegation to Global Fund Board

The Developing Country NGO Delegation to the Global Fund Board represents the non-governmental organizations/community-based organizations/faith-based organizations response to HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria in the Global South at the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

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Common African Position on the UN High-Level Meeting on TB

At the 31st Africa Union (AU) Heads of State Summit, held on 1-2 July 2018 in Nouakchott, Mauritania, African leaders endorsed a Common African Position on the UN High-Level Meeting on TB (HLM).

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Webinar: Implementing a bedaquiline-based, injectable-free regimen for drug-resistant TB

Treatment Action Group (TAG), the Global TB Community Advisory Board (TB CAB) and DR-TB STAT will host a webinar on 1 August 2018 at 10 am New York / 4pm South Africa / 5pm Kenya on implementing a bedaquiline-based, injectable-free regimen for drug-resistant TB.

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At last minute, countries pressured to drop language on protecting access to affordable medicines from TB Summit declaration negotiations

New York, 20 July 2018 — Countries negotiating the final declaration text for the first-ever UN High-level Meeting on Tuberculosis in September are being put under significant pressure to drop all references to protecting countries’ rights to take fully-legal actions to access affordable medicines for their people, Médecins Sans Frontières reported learning today.

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