Brief news reports on Tuberculosis

Stop TB Partnership vacancies

The Stop TB Partnership currently has two vacancies available.

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Webinar on MDR-TB treatment with bedaquiline in children and adolescents: experience from Belarus

DR-TB STAT and the Sentinel Project will host a webinar, MDR-TB Treatment with Bedaquiline in Children and Adolescents: Global Recommendations and Program Experience in Belarus on 21 November 2017.

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India moving forward in research towards new tools for TB

-- Indigenously developed point-of-care (POC) molecular diagnostic test validated through multi-centric studies and found to be comparable with internationally approved molecular diagnostic test

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JID supplement: Using patient pathways to accelerate the drive to ending TB

The Journal of Infectious Diseases (JID) released a special supplement on TB. All articles included in the supplement are open access.

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TAG releases new report on TB research funding

Higher funding for TB research signals hope, but governments must dramatically increase spending to end TB.

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Reaching for the Stars: Stop TB Partnership announces call for the 2017 Kochon Prize nominations for TB researchers and developers

6 November 2017 – Geneva, Switzerland – Stop TB Partnership is pleased to announce the call for the 2017 Kochon Prize. This year we are celebrating the TB research and development community.

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Compendium of WHO guidelines and associated standards

Compendium of WHO guidelines and associated standards: ensuring optimum delivery of the cascade of care for patients with tuberculosis

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Exploring the threat of MDR-TB in the United States

MDR-TB remains relatively rare in the United States. The most recent MDR-TB data, from 2015, include 88 cases, representing about 1% of persons with TB disease. Eighty-five percent were foreign-born persons, and nearly 82% were individuals without a history of TB disease. These statistics emphasize how global control will undoubtedly affect progress toward national TB elimination. 

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Occupational TB risk very low for health care workers

Health care workers showed an extremely low risk for occupational tuberculosis infection in a low-incidence setting, according to recently published findings.

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Opinion: The intersection between global health and security

A couple of years ago a reporter asked me how I, as the U.N.’s special envoy on Tuberculosis, could emphatically state that TB was a threat to the security of the United States. I often get asked this question, and before giving an answer an agreement must be reached on the definition of global health security.

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