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Unknown unknowns: poverty and tuberculosis in Romania (post with simple image)

Mircea,[1] a former miner in his fifties, spent the last four years of his life succumbing to Extensively Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (XDR-TB)[2] at the Pines Tuberculosis Sanatorium, which is located high on a mountain. After seven years with this otherwise curable illness, his family wanted little to do with him. He was one of the many patients who doctors in Romania refer to as “social cases”[3] [4]According to Dr. Ionescu at the Pines, patients like Mircea are “repeat clients” with “no chance of escape.” They are people with overlapping social and economic difficulties, such as poverty, homelessness, alcohol use, lack of family support, as well as the social stigma that comes with having TB in Romania.

MSF urges the Global Fund to freeze implementation of transition plans (post with simple image)

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) expressed concerns about the Global Fund’s policies on allocation, co-financing, and transition.

Indian government's poor response may hamper Revised National TB Program (post with simple image)

KOHIMA, NOVEMBER 23: Amidst the growing number of tuberculosis (TB) case findings in the State (Nagaland), the poor response from the government is becoming a cause of concern as it could hamper the programmes undertaken by the Revised National Tuberculosis Programme (RNTCP).

Civil society groups issue appeal to medicines regulators and governments (post with simple image)

Civil society groups appeal to medicines regulators and governments on the occasion of the 17th International Conference of Drug Regulatory Authorities.

Leave no one behind: Stop TB Partnership launches two new briefs on vulnerable groups (post with simple image)

14 December 2016 - Geneva, Switzerland - The Stop TB Partnership today launched two new briefs on TB vulnerable populations, focusing on health care workers, and on PLHIV.

MSF calls on Johnson & Johnson to improve access to bedaquiline (post with simple image)

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) urges Johnson & Johnson to ensure widespread access to bedaquiline for the treatment of multidrug-resistant TB.

Advocates call for the Philippines Food and Drug Administration to register delamanid (post with simple image)

TB advocates encourage the Philippines Food and Drug Administration to approve delamanid, an important treatment option for people with multidrug-resistant TB.

Advocates call on the Indian Prime Minister to ensure availability of new TB drugs to combat drug-resistant TB (post with simple image)

Advocates urge Prime Minister Modi to take immediate action to save a young woman, dying of XDR-TB and to roll out life-saving innovations to tackle the growing burden of drug-resistant TB in India.

Health groups call on Indian Government to urgently make life-saving TB drug available (post with simple image)

Health groups call on the Indian Government to incorporate the life-saving TB drug delamanid into the Revised National TB Control Programme.

Advocates maintain pressure on the Ministry of Health to facilitate access to delamanid in Peru (post with simple image)

TB advocates reiterate the important role the Ministry of Health must play in facilitating access to delamanid for Peruvians with multidrug-resistant TB.

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