Brief news reports on Tuberculosis

MPP video: Working together for better treatment options

The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) released a short film, in which MPP’s stakeholders from industry, government, civil society and patient groups discuss the foundation’s innovative business model, achievements and future plans to increase access to HIV, hepatitis C and TB treatment within the context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus elected WHO Director-General

23 May 2017 – Today the Member States of WHO elected Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director-General of WHO. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was nominated by the Government of Ethiopia, and will begin his five-year term on 1 July 2017. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus will succeed Dr Margaret Chan, who has been WHO’s Director-General since 1 January 2007.

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TAG condemns murderous White House-proposed 2018 budget cuts for health and research

The full disclosure of President Trump's FY18 budget reaffirms the current administration's intention of scaling-back critical progress in programs and research made in the fight against HIV/AIDS, TB and HCV.

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Readily available antibiotic could help to curb lung damage from TB

Imperial scientists have found how a common antibiotic could help reduce lung destruction in people with Tuberculosis (TB).

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An Activist’s Protocol Review Toolkit

The toolkit is designed to facilitate community participation in the development and review of clinical trials protocols.

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Leading the realization of human rights to health and through health

The High-Level Working Group on the Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents released a report, Leading the realization of human rights to health and through health.

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Population implications of the use of bedaquiline in people with extensively drug-resistant TB: are fears of resistance justified?


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Researchers develop protocol to analyze many cells at once

Rutgers researchers have developed a new way to analyze hundreds of thousands of cells at once, which could lead to faster and more accurate diagnoses of illnesses, including tuberculosis and cancers.

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Healthcare shame: India ranked 154th out of 195 countries ranked by the Healthcare Access and Quality Index

India's poor ranking is primarily because of the rise in cases of tuberculosis, diabetes, rheumatic heart diseases and chronic kidney disease.

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People still dying from curable diseases — but South Africa ranks quite high

The Healthcare Access and Quality Index rates South Africa high on diptheria but low on TB; but developed countries, such as Norway and Australia, are not getting it right either.

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