Items tagged with Global TB response
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.
Is domestic finance the future of TB financing? (post with simple image)
While international financing for TB has grown since 2002, it remains a paltry sum compared with the vast amounts of money channeled to other infectious diseases, such as HIV and AIDS.
South Africa aims to detect every TB patient, while a million cases in India slip through the cracks (post with simple image)
South Africa has launched one of the most progressive TB screening campaigns in the world. Budget cuts have nearly derailed India's TB programme.
Letter from 10 US Senators to President Obama re drug-resistant TB (post with simple image)
A letter in support of Obama Administration’s recently announced initiative to develop a National Action Plan to Address Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis.
Prioritizing human rights in the Global Plan to Stop TB 2016-2020 (post with simple image)
TB advocates call for a more meaningful integration of human rights into the Global Plan.
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