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Kampala TB reference lab to serve entire region

Uganda's national Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory will soon become a reference laboratory for the entire East African region.

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November: Month of action on TB and maternal and child health

Target TB has joined up with the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA) to raise awareness about the impact of tuberculosis (TB) on maternal and child health.

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The competition between TB and HIV/AIDS research

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Canada: Untreated tuberculosis leads to B.C. arrest warrant

An arrest warrant has been issued for a Prince George, B.C., woman who has allegedly failed to take her medication for tuberculosis.

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Can India deliver affordable TB diagnostics?

[NEW DELHI] Believing that affordable diagnostics are key to controlling tuberculosis (TB), world experts are looking to India to come up with suitable kits.  

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Paediatric tuberculosis: out of the dark

For too long, children with tuberculosis have been neglected. Children tend to have paucibacillary disease and be therefore less infectious than adults, meaning they have not been prioritized by the WHO Global Tuberculosis Control strategy. This neglect has resulted in many problems. Firstly, there has been no impetus for governments to prioritize paediatric programmes. Secondly, diagnostics and drugs have not been adapted for children. And thirdly, inadequate reporting has meant that the exact scale of the problem is largely unknown

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New TB roadmap emphasizes critical role of research

“Elimination of tuberculosis (TB) is more than an aspiration. We know it could become a reality, but this will happen only if we achieve radical transformation in the way TB is diagnosed, treated and prevented. This goal can be realized only if TB research is intensified and envisioned in an entirely new way.” These are the first words of Lucica Ditiu, Executive Secretary of Stop TB Partnership, in the International Roadmap of Tuberculosis Research, launched this weekend in Lille.

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BRAC launches new book on its groundbreaking fight against tuberculosis

A new book on BRAC’s innovative approach to health services, Making Tuberculosis History: Community-based Solutions for Millions, documents the history of one of the most successful anti-tuberculosis programs in the world and suggests how this program can be implemented around the world.

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Uganda: New TB treatment in relation to HIV

The world conference on TB and chest health opened in full gear in Lille France, with a keynote presentation by the executive director of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, Prof Michel D Kazatchkine.

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Technology delivers live TB detection results in a revolutionary time of 4 days

NanoLogix, an innovator in the rapid detection, identification and antibiotic sensitivity determination of live bacteria announced today third-party results for detecting live Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) in a revolutionary time of 4 days with its BNP (BioNanoPore) technology. The advanced culture test results with the NanoLogix BNP technology are at least 500% faster than the 21-day standard for live TB culture detection. Additionally, other test methods for tuberculosis are expensive, labor intensive and cannot determine if a microbe found in a sample is living or dead. The NanoLogix technology provides a significant advantage over conventional methods for detecting TB in developing regions where medical resources are scarce and TB infections are rampant.

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