Items tagged with Global TB response

New report shows that 400 million do not have access to essential health services (post with simple image)

12 JUNE 2015 ¦ GENEVA ¦ NEW YORK CITY A WHO and World Bank Group report launched today shows that 400 million people do not have access to essential health services and 6% of people in low- and middle-income countries are tipped into or pushed further into extreme poverty because of health spending.

Global Plan to Stop TB: Second regional consultation in Bangkok – innovate in engaging communities and private sector to achieve the 90-(90)-90 targets (post with simple image)

The participants at the regional consultation in Bangkok discussed the need to evolve and change the way in which we work if we really want to End TB – by introducing new thinking, innovations, approaches and ensuring that all interventions include a patient-centered approach.

Nominations of people from TB and TB/HIV civil society and community organizations needed for Buenos Aires Global Fund Partnership Forum (post with simple image)

The Forum will be held 3-4 September 2015. The call is for nominations from local, regional and international civil society and community organizations and networks from countries in Latin America and the Caribbean and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The deadline for submissions is 15 July 2015.

Lessons from Millennium Development Goals ‘springboard’ for future UN agenda – Ban (post with simple image)

Between 2000 and 2013, TB prevention, diagnosis and treatment interventions saved an estimated 37 million lives. The TB mortality rate fell by 45 per cent and the prevalence rate by 41 per cent between 1990 and 2013.

UNAIDS announces that the goal of 15 million people on life-saving HIV treatment by 2015 has been met nine months ahead of schedule (post with simple image)

Tuberculosis remains a leading cause of death among people living with HIV, accounting for one in five AIDS-related deaths globally. However, between 2004 and 2014, TB deaths declined by 33% thanks to the rapid increase in antiretroviral treatment, which reduces the risk that a person living with HIV will develop TB by 65%.

Global Fund: Results show strong progress against HIV, TB and malaria (post with simple image)

GENEVA – As world leaders met in Addis Ababa to discuss financing for the Sustainable Development Goals, the Global Fund announced mid-year results that demonstrate strong progress against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria.

New figures show alarming trends in TB financing (post with simple image)

Despite the critical need for increased TB resources, donor funding for TB decreased by nearly 10% in 2014.

Global Plan to Stop TB 2016-2020 Regional Consultation in Europe: Why we need to change now if we want to End TB (post with simple image)

The European region has special challenges to face: high MDR and XDR-TB rates, lengthy hospital stays, and the need for changes in health, human rights policies including decriminalization, real civil society and community engagement.

Successes in HIV overshadow failures in TB (post with simple image)

In the new world of intensifying budget competition -- flat global health budgets, a widening post-2015 agenda, growing demand to address other non-communicable diseases -- TB is very vulnerable to becoming even more lost.

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