Items tagged with Global TB response

South-East Asia countries adopt Call for Action to accelerate efforts to End TB (post with simple image)

17 March 2017 - New Delhi, India - Ministers and Deputy Ministers of Health as well as heads of communicable diseases departments and TB programme managers from all 11 member states of WHO South East Asia Regional Office (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste) yesterday signed a Call for Action for Ending TB, in which they committed to accelerate and focus action in order to end TB by 2030. This unprecedented historical moment was part of a two day event driven by the vision of Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director for WHO South-East Asia (SEARO), and organized and led by the team of Dr Swarup Kumar Sarkar, Director of the Department of Communicable Diseases for WHO SEARO.

WHO issues ethics guidance to protect rights of TB patients (post with simple image)

World TB Day 2017 – Unite efforts to leave no one behind

No time to lose: G20 leadership in TB research needed to end TB (post with simple image)

Treatment Action Group, Health GAP, AIDS-Free World, and Treatment Action Campaign urge G20 leaders to fund research to end TB.

Berlin TB Summit concludes with call for G20 leadership on TB (post with simple image)

The Berlin TB Summit concluded with a call for G20 leaders to prioritize TB in their agenda ahead of the G20 Summit in July this year.

African countries fast tracking efforts to end TB in the region (post with simple image)

The new expanded list of countries with access to negotiated MGIT prices, the new ULTRA cartridge for GenXpert and new partnership to accelerate innovations between FIND and Stop TB Partnership were announced

World TB Day 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: special issue on TB (post with simple image)

To mark World TB Day, 24 March 2017, the International Journal of Infectious Diseases published a special issue on TB.

Addressing the needs of key, vulnerable and the most underserved populations - essential to End TB (post with simple image)

3-5 April, 2017 - Bangkok, Thailand –The Stop TB Partnership, the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and APCASO, together with partners, collaborated to develop the Framework for TB Key and Vulnerable Populations to address the lack of data and programs for key and vulnerable populations in TB. Participants discussed specific issues faced by TB key and vulnerable populations, gaps in data and the lack of understanding of the epidemic in these populations.

WHO list of Critically Important Antimicrobials (post with simple image)

The World Health Organization releases a 5th revision of its list of Critically Important Antimicrobials for Human Medicine.

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