Items tagged with Global TB response

Changing the status quo: investing in communities to beat TB (post with simple image)

We need support to train, equip and empower civil society leaders to form a movement that stretches both within and beyond national borders.

45th Union World Conference on Lung Health: South African health minister proposes 90-90-90 - and one more 90 - goal for TB (post with simple image)

BARCELONA, Spain —  “It seems as if we have grown accustomed to TB and ready to accept that human suffering associated with it,” remarked Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, minister of health for South Africa during a plenary talk at the World Conference on Lung Health on Wednesday.  Dr. Motsoaledi wears another important hat these days in addition to his lead role in South Africa’s response to its HIV epidemic — the largest in the world and its TB response with its ranking in the top ten countries with the largest TB burden.  Motsoaledi also is the new co-chair of the STOP TB partnership which extends his leadership on tuberculosis and TB/HIV co-infection to the world.

Mind the Deadly gaps (post with simple image)

The 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health held in Barcelona last week opened with the Health Ministers of South Africa and India making bold statements and commitments to address and reverse the TB epidemics in their countries. Five other countries also committed to ending TB, resulting in the birth of the Barcelona Declaration on TB.

Global Fund: NFM allocations: An Aidspan analysis (post with simple image)

The allocations provided by the Global Fund to countries for 2014-2017 amount to $14.67 billion. The breakdown by type of component is as follows: HIV 52% ($7.64 billion), malaria 29% ($4.26 billion), TB 17% ($2.50 billion) and health systems strengthening 2% ($281 million).

UNAIDS reports that reaching Fast-Track Targets will avert nearly 28 million new HIV infections and end the AIDS epidemic as a global health threat by 2030 (post with simple image)

GENEVA/LOS ANGELES, 18 November 2014—The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has announced that taking a Fast-Track approach over the next five years will allow the world to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. The new UNAIDS report Fast-Track: ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 outlines, that by taking the Fast-Track approach nearly 28 million new HIV infections and 21 million AIDS-related deaths would be averted by 2030. 

BRICS Health Ministers make historic commitment and agree to cooperation plan on TB at BRICS Ministers of Health Meeting in Brazil (post with simple image)

5th December, 2014 - Brasilia, Brazil - Ministers of Health from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa made historic commitments today in the fight against tuberculosis at the BRICS Health Ministers Meeting in Brasilia, Brazil.

MSF: BRICS countries must boost investments in research to defeat deadly drug-resistant tuberculosis crisis (post with simple image)

Political will remains key barrier to deploying BRICS resources towards the development of a new generation of treatments for drug-resistant TB.

Marginalised communities warn of AIDS/TB “tragedy” in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (post with simple image)

The Eastern Europe and Central Asia is home to the world’s only growing HIV/AIDS epidemic and is the single most-affected region by the spread of multidrug-resistant TB.

New report estimates that failure to address drug-resistant TB and other infections will cause $100 trillion economic loss by 2050 (post with simple image)

Spending on TB research from private-sector companies dropped 11.8% from 2012 to 2013 to less than $100 million. The status quo of declining investment in developing new TB drugs must end.

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