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March 2019 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.

Venezuela crisis: UN urged to declare humanitarian emergency as health system collapses (post)

The United Nations is being urged to declare a full-scale humanitarian emergency in Venezuela in the light of the “utter collapse” of its health system and widespread food shortages.

April 2019 edition of The Union's newsletter (post)

The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) released its April 2019 newsletter, presenting the initiatives and activities carried out during the month, including a message from the Executive Director José Luis Castro about the importance of TB in the universal health coverage agenda. It also contains information about upcoming events.

IJTLD April 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).

Incarceration for low-level drug crimes rapidly spreading TB in Brazil (post)

Increasing rates of drug-related incarcerations are perpetuating tuberculosis (TB) infection among Brazil’s general population, a new report, Reservoirs of Injustice, from the Yale Global Health Justice Partnership (GHJP) at the Yale School of Public Health and Yale Law School finds.

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.

In conversation: Paul Farmer on today's tuberculosis emergency and our path to saving millions of lives (post with simple image)

In the history of humankind, tuberculosis (TB) has killed more people than any other disease. TB remains one of the top 10 causes of deaths in the world and competes with HIV/AIDS as the biggest killer amongst all infectious diseases. One of the overarching problems with TB is how difficult it can be to find and properly diagnose the people who are infected with active TB. As a result, approximately 3 million people who are not aware that they have active tuberculosis and are unwittingly infecting, on average, 15 to 20 more people beyond themselves. You can picture the exponential spread of the disease and recognize how frighteningly quickly those numbers add up: 1.4 million people will die from the disease this year, two to three people every minute, nearly 4000 every day. Yet most people know almost nothing of TB and likely think that it is no longer a public health challenge.

Johnson & Johnson announces new collaboration with Stop TB Partnership’s Global Drug Facility to enhance access to anti-TB compound (post with simple image)

New Brunswick, NJ – April 29, 2014 – Johnson & Johnson today announced that its affiliate Janssen Pharmaceutica NV (Janssen) has entered into a novel collaboration with the Stichting International Dispensary Association (IDA), a procurement agent for the Stop TB Partnership’s Global Drug Facility (GDF), to facilitate access to the Company’s anti-tuberculosis medicine. This public-private partnership was established by the newly formed Janssen Global Public Health and is the latest in the Company’s overall efforts to improve public health.

WHO’s first global report on antibiotic resistance reveals serious, worldwide threat to public health (post with simple image)

New WHO report provides the most comprehensive picture of antibiotic resistance to date, with data from 114 countries, including information on resistance to medicines for treating HIV, malaria and tuberculosis.

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