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New global commitment to end TB

Over 120 national delegations that participated in the first Global Ministerial Conference on TB adopted the Moscow Declaration to End TB.

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Ending tuberculosis starts in Moscow

A meeting of the world’s health ministers in Moscow this week could prove to be a pivotal moment on the road to ending tuberculosis.

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Tuberculosis makes it onto the international political agenda for health...finally

On the eve before the First WHO Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB in Moscow, Lancet Global Health published a Commentary on the Conference and the political spotlight on TB in the global political agenda.

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TB: Governments given deadline to increase testing and treatment

Petition signed by more than 30,000 people from 120 countries presented to head of WHO and Ministers of Health.

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Global Fund appoints Peter Sands as Executive Director

GENEVA, 14 November 2017 – The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today appointed a new Executive Director: Peter Sands [ download in English | Français], a former chief executive of Standard Chartered Bank who after a distinguished career in banking immersed himself in a range of global public health projects.

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World Antibiotic Awareness Week 13-19 November to draw attention to global AMR threat

World Antibiotic Awareness Week will take place next week from 13-19 November, shining a spotlight on the growing crisis of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The first descriptions of infectious diseases becoming resistant to the antimicrobial treatments available were in 1948 and were for drugs used to treat tuberculosis (TB).

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Latest TB research publications

 

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Russian Federation: TB treatments yield promising results in the Chechen Republic

The first new drugs to be developed in 50 years were the last chance for some people with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) in the Chechen Republic of the Russian Federation. In 2015, MSF’s Maria Borshova spoke to patients who had just started their new two-year-long treatments. She recently met them again.

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Less than one week to go: First WHO Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB

75 Ministers, 114 country delegations and over 1000 participants registered

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Fighting TB stigma: we need to apply lessons learnt from HIV activism

BMJ Global Health published an article on TB stigma and how lessons learnt from HIV activism can be successfully applied to confront the TB-related stigma.

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