Items tagged with Global TB response

Francophone Members of Parliament sign cooperation agreement to lead on fight against TB (post with simple image)

11 July 2016 - Antananarivo, Madagascar - The Francophone Parliamentary Assembly (FPA), the Stop TB Partnership, and the non-governmental organization Global Health Advocates today signed a cooperation agreement to work towards bringing an end to tuberculosis (TB). This Agreement is a first step in creating a vast network of francophone Members of Parliament (MPs) engaged in ending the epidemic.

TB2016 highlights efforts to strengthen the global fight against TB, the leading killer of people with HIV, at AIDS 2016 (post with simple image)

Durban, South Africa, 16 July 2016 – Urgency in efforts to address the devastating global impact of tuberculosis (TB), and opportunities to make major inroads against the infectious disease, are being featured at TB2016, a two-day conference dedicated exclusively to TB, immediately preceding the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, South Africa. Organised by the International AIDS Society (IAS), which also leads the AIDS 2016 conference, TB2016 represents a unique partnership of HIV and TB scientists and advocates, convened to build greater urgency and innovation to combat both epidemics.

Join the campaign to Step Up for TB and sign on the dotted line (post with simple image)

On July 16 the Stop TB Partnership and Médecins Sans Frontières launched a campaign calling on all countries to update their TB policies in line with the latest WHO policies within 500 days.

Stephen Lewis' keynote talk at TB2016 in Durban (post with simple image)

Stephen Lewis’ keynote address delivered at #TB2016 Durban, South Africa, July 17, 2016.

From policy to practice: How the TB-HIV response is working (post with simple image)

A new research report from ACTION shows that while countries have taken steps in the right direction since 2014 to combat the deadly duo of TB and HIV, policy improvements have not all translated into changes at the facility level. Moreover, the burden to carry out TB-HIV activities still falls heavily on under-resourced TB programs.

The "Zero TB Initiative" sparks new action to end TB (post with simple image)

The End TB Strategy and the Global Plan to End TB 2016-2020 call for a fundamental change to the ways TB prevention and care programs are funded and implemented to achieve a significant reduction in the number of people developing TB each year.

Mike Frick's plenary talk at TB2016 in Durban (post with simple image)

Mike Frick's plenary talk delivered at TB2016 Durban, South Africa, July 16, 2016.

Join the #brokenTBpromises campaign (post with simple image)

Join Treatment Action Group in calling for Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi to fix his government’s #brokenTBpromises.

TB REACH launches call for proposals (post with simple image)

TB REACH initiative is now accepting applications to fund innovative TB approaches and technologies. The deadline for applications is 5 September 2016.

Advocates appeal to the Union Board to host Union World Conferences on Lung Health in high TB burden countries (post with simple image)

TB advocates ask that, at a minimum, every second Union World Conference be held in a country with a high burden of TB and/or lung disease.

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