Brief news reports on Tuberculosis

Drug-resistant tuberculosis: What it is, why it’s here, and how we should respond

In the evolutionary arms race between human and bacterium, Mycobacterium tuberculosis appears to be pulling ahead.

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The Global Fund welcomes US$750 million promissory note from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Davos, Switzerland - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria warmly welcomes the announcement by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to strengthen its financial commitment to the Fund through a US$750 million promissory note.

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Why is research critical to stop tuberculosis?

Dr Christian Lienhardt discusses the International Roadmap for Tuberculosis Research - a framework outlining priority areas for investment in TB research.

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HIV/TB Research meeting in conjunction with CROI 2012

WHO in collaboration with the Consortium to Respond Effectively to the AIDS/TB Epidemic (CREATE) and the TB/HIV Working Group of the Stop TB Partnership is organizing the 6th CROI affiliated HIV/TB research meeting which will be held on Monday 5 March 2012, 11:30-13:30 at the Grand Hyatt Seattle in Seattle, USA.

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New information hub for national Stop TB partnerships launched

25 January 2012 - Geneva - The Stop TB Partnership has launched a new web-based platform, National Stop TB Partnerships in Action.

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The transformation of the Global Fund - concerns and opportunities

It has been a year of turmoil for the Global Fund. Round 11 has been officially cancelled, preceded by months of negative publicity about corruption and fraud. But the turmoil is set to continue as the Fund undergoes a process of organisational transformation. A Consolidated Transformation Plan (CTP) consisting of six "transformation areas," 31 projects and 162 deliverables is being implemented. A new Strategy for 2012-16 ("the Strategy") has also been produced, setting the direction for the Fund's future evolution. With so much happening, it can be hard to "see the forest for the trees."

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Global Fund Executive Director Kazatchkine steps down; Board appoints General Manager

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Executive Director Michel Kazatchkine on Tuesday announced he will "step down in mid-March after leading the organization for five years," according to a Global Fund press release (1/24).

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Disease and moral duty demand Australia helps TB fight

There is a tuberculosis epidemic in Papua New Guinea that has been fuelled by its high number of HIV cases but has now spread predominantly to non-HIV patients.

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Zambia: CIDRZ opens K70 million TB isolation clinic

THE Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) has opened up a Tuberculosis (TB) isolation clinic worth more than K70 million at Lusaka Central Prison.

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Point-of-care diagnostics for HIV and TB: Landscape, pipeline, and unmet needs

Early diagnosis and rapid initiation of treatment remains a key strategy to control both HIV and TB. However, HIV and TB control programs have had completely contrasting successes, especially with the development and deployment of point-of-care diagnostics.

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