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January edition of The Union's newsletter (post)

The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) released its January newsletter, presenting the initiatives and activities carried out during the month, including a message from the Executive Director José Luis Castro calling for innovative financing solutions for TB, and The Union interventions at the 144th Session of the World Health Organization Executive Board (here and here). It also contains information about upcoming events.

December 2018 issue of Public Health Action now online (post)

Public Health Action is the free access, online journal of The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. The journal focuses on tuberculosis, lung health, non-communicable diseases and related public health issues.

Multidrug-resistant TB successfully treated with new approaches in conflict-affected region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (post)

PITTSBURGH – A high proportion of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) cases can be cured in conflict-affected communities with molecular diagnostics, shorter treatment periods and socioeconomic incentives, according to the results of a large, long-term study in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and Stellenbosch Universityin South Africa, in collaboration with the DRC National Tuberculosis Program.

IJTLD February 2019 issue now online (post)

The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IJTLD) is the official publication of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union).

February edition of The Union's newsletter (post)

The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) released its February newsletter, presenting the initiatives and activities carried out during the month, including a message from the Executive Director José Luis Castro on a human-rights-led approach to TB, and the recording of the webinar, Debate on the future of treatment for drug-resistant TB. It also contains information about upcoming events.

IJTLD March 2019 issue now online (post)

The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IJTLD) is the official publication of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union).

Point-of-care diagnostics for tuberculosis elimination? (post with simple image)

The projected epidemiological effect of Xpert MTB/RIF might be overestimated, so this fascinating and promising new tool is unlikely to be the magic bullet that paves the way towards tuberculosis elimination.

TB Europe Coalition: No time to lose for the EU: Drug-resistant TB is a regional threat (post with simple image)

On World TB Day 2014, the TB Europe Coalition calls on EU institutions to recognise MDR-TB as a cross border health threat and to provide regional political leadership in the fight against MDR-TB in the European region.

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