Brief news reports on Tuberculosis

Why some TB bacteria prove deadly

A new study has found that the same mutation that gives tuberculosis bacteria drug resistance also elicits a different -- and potentially weaker -- immune response.

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WHO calls for urgent action to end TB

WHO’s 2018 Global TB Report calls for an unprecedented mobilization of national and international commitments; First-ever United Nations High-Level Meeting on TB provides historic opportunity.

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A new era for tuberculosis?

"On Sept 26, heads of state will gather in New York at the first UN High-Level Meeting (HLM) on tuberculosis with the aim of uniting to reboot progress and culminating in an “ambitious political declaration”. Will it make any difference?"

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UN HLM on TB: Civil society pre-meeting

Civil society members are invited to attend a pre-meeting ahead of the UN High-Level Meeting (HLM) on TB, which will take place on 25 September from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm at the UNAIDS offices in New York.

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India: Why TB, HIV control programs may not be combined

New Delhi, September 16 - The Centre’s long-pending plan to combine tuberculosis (TB) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) control programmes may never happen.

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Better and safer treatment for multidrug-resistant TB

Paul Farmer in a comment, published in The Lancet, reflects on the "new era" of better and safer treatment for multidrug-resistant TB.

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Political Declaration on TB ready for approval at the UN High-Level Meeting

The Political Declaration was made public following the conclusion of a second silence procedure period.

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Message to world leaders: we cannot end TB without addressing the social and economic burden of the disease

A comment published in The Lancet Global Health presented evidence for and underscored the importance of social protection interventions in ending TB.

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Namibia records 8,800 new TB infections in 2017

At least 700 deaths and 8,800 new tuberculosis (TB) related infections were recorded in Namibia in the year 2017, the Ministry of Health has reported.

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Fact sheet: The U.S. government and global TB efforts

The Kaiser Family Foundation released an updated fact sheet ahead of the UN High-Level Meeting on TB explaining the U.S. government’s role in addressing global TB, including the history of U.S. involvement and funding trends.

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