Brief news reports on Tuberculosis

Alarmingly high mortality in hospitalised patients with HIV/TB co-infection in Malawi and South Africa

A study from South Africa and Malawi published online ahead of print in Clinical Infectious Diseases highlights the urgent need for better management of people with TB and HIV co-infection. It shows how suboptimal implementation of TB and HIV standards of care is causing unnecessary human suffering and untimely deaths in people living with co-infection. This study reinforces the necessity of due diligence in ensuring that every component of the evidence-based model of care for TB and HIV is taken care of.

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The Union announces results for the shortened DR-TB treatment regimen

Union Study shows long-term effectiveness for shortened DR-TB treatment regimen up to 24 months after treatment completion 

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Stop TB Partnership’s Global Drug Facility Pediatric DR-TB Initiative short film

The Stop TB Partnership’s Global Drug Facility (GDF) announced the submission of a short film about the Pediatric Drug-Resistant TB (DR-TB) Initiative into the Webby Awards.

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Executive Board supports WHO progress report on the End TB Strategy and recommends adoption of a Global Strategy for TB Research and Innovation

07 February 2020 | GENEVA - Member States during the 146th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board, reviewed a  progress report on the implementation of the End TB Strategy and put forward a resolution to the World Health Assembly adopting a new global strategy for tuberculosis (TB) research and innovation.

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Webinar: Latest updates on TB and DR-TB in people living with HIV

The International AIDS Society (IAS) will host a webinar under the theme 'Latest updates on TB and drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) in people living with HIV' on 18 February 2020.

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TB Valentine's Day Campaign

In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, the Stop TB Partnership launches an online campaign to celebrate love for all those affected by TB.

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CGD experts discuss MVAC blueprint to create market for new TB drugs

Center for Global Development (CGD): A Final MVAC Blueprint — and the Start of an R&D Revolution?

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Double X-ray vision helps TB and osteoporosis research

With an advanced X-ray combination technique, scientists have traced nanocarriers for tuberculosis drugs within cells with very high precision. The method combines two sophisticated scanning X-ray measurements and can locate minute amounts of various metals in biological samples at very high resolution, as a team around DESY scientist Karolina Stachnik reports in the journal Scientific Reports. To illustrate its versatility, the researchers have also used the combination method to map the calcium content in human bone, an analysis that can benefit osteoporosis research.

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Aidspan publishes new issue of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer

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IJTLD January 2020 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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