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Jordan: Kingdom maintains low TB prevalence for second consecutive year

For the second year in a row, the Kingdom has succeeded in maintaining low prevalence of tuberculosis (TB) among Jordanians, a Ministry of Health official said on Monday.

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How to make better vaccines for humans and animals

Researchers at the Institute for Animal Health (IAH) and collaborators at the Jenner Institute, University of Oxford, have discovered why some vaccines are not as effective at stimulating an immune response as we would hope and have investigated ways in which improvements could be made.

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Zimbabwe: Nation to mark World TB Day commemorations

This year World TB Day commemorations are set to be held in Bulawayo on March 24, advocacy, communication and social mobilisation/community TB care officer in the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare Aids and TB Unit Mr Andrew Nyambo has announced.

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Can cattle TB spread to humans?

It's not just humans, animals, too, suffer from tuberculosis.

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UNAIDS: Sourcing African solutions will be critical to ending Africa’s ‘AIDS dependency crisis’

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, 28 January 2012—UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé called today on African governments to take on a greater share of AIDS investments in their own countries and across the region. Addressing an audience of Heads of State and Government attending the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Mr Sidibé said that financing a sustainable response to the HIV epidemic in Africa will require home grown and innovative solutions that meet the needs of the African people.

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Indian partnership launches call for action against drug-resistant TB

26 January 2012 - New Delhi - In response to reports of highly drug-resistant TB cases in Mumbai, the Partnership for TB Care and Control in India has launched a call to action for a nationwide scale up in the TB response.

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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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