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Silicosis: miners win case for class certification (post with simple image)

The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has certified the first class action in South African history for sick workers, allowing gold miners suffering from silicosis and tuberculosis to proceed with their claims against 30 gold producers. Obstacles remain before sick miners receive compensation but this is an important victory for them.

Stop TB Partnership launches seven key population briefs (post with simple image)

The Stop TB Partnership released a series of briefs on TB key populations recognizing that reaching everyone with services, diagnostics, treatment and care is essential to ending the TB epidemic. The briefs focus on children, miners, mobile populations, urban populations, prisoners, rural populations and people who use drugs.

Tackling drug-resistant infections globally: final report and recommendations (post with simple image)

The Review on Antimicrobial Resistance released its final report and recommendations warning that antimicrobial-resistant infections such as drug-resistant tuberculosis could kill 10 million people a year by 2050 without an urgent expansion of resources and funds.

Advocates commend Johns Hopkins University for pursuing a public health driven path for sutezolid’s development (post with simple image)

TB advocates congratulate Johns Hopkins University’s decision to enter negotiations with the Medicines Patent Pool regarding the licensing of worldwide non-exclusive rights to sutezolid.

Call for new membership: Communities Delegation to UNITAID Board (post with simple image)

The Communities Delegation to the UNITAID Board represents people living with and affected by HIV, TB and malaria and those co-infected with HIV and HCV, at the UNITAID Board and Committee level.

Call for applications: Western Pacific Regional Green Light Committee (post with simple image)

The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Western Pacific announces a call for applications for civil society organizations/community-based organizations/patient representatives to serve on the Regional Green Light Committee for the WHO Western Pacific Region (rGLC Western Pacific) 2016–2017.

Call for submissions: TB-HIV Networking zone at AIDS 2016 (post with simple image)

Civil society organisations, advocates, policy makers and delegates planning to attend AIDS 2016 in Durban from 18-22 July 2016 are invited to submit a proposal to host a session in the TB-HIV Networking Zone in the Global Village.

2016 United Nations Political Declaration on Ending AIDS (post with simple image)

A new Political Declaration on Ending AIDS has been adopted by Member States at the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, held in New York, United States of America, from 8 to 10 June 2016.

The time is now: how we can start taking action on TB R&D (post with simple image)

Treatment Action Group released a new resource, Breathing Life into Flatlined U.S. Government Funding for Tuberculosis Research: FY 2017–2020 Allocations and Recommendation, to spark and support ongoing advocacy on TB R&D.

Call to Action to accelerate access to DR-TB drugs: 2016 update (post with simple image)

The update informs about the general progress in the introduction of bedaquiline and delamanid in TB programs worldwide and reports on the requests made in the Call to Action issued in March 2015.

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