Items tagged with TB programs

United States donates rapid TB detection equipment to Uzbekistan (post with simple image)

The United States announced today (January 30) that it will be providing the Uzbekistan Ministry of Health with state of the art medical equipment for the rapid diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB). The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Central Asia Deputy Regional Mission Director Sara Walter and World Health Organization (WHO) Representative in Uzbekistan Dr. Lianne Kuppens joined Uzbek Ministry of Health First Deputy Minister of Health Dr. Baxodir Yusupaliyev at a Ceremony in the Republican Specialized Scientific and Practical Medical Center of Phthisiology and Pulmonology to announce the donation.

US sanctions fan TB epidemic in North Korea (post with simple image)

PYONGYANG, North Korea, July 14, 2018 — Doctor O Yong Il swings open a glass door with a bright orange biohazard sign and gestures to the machine he hoped would revolutionize his life’s work. It’s called the GeneXpert and it’s about the size of a household microwave oven. As chief of North Korea’s National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory, Dr. O saw it as a godsend.

Rapid shift from global to national purchase of TB drugs increases risk of stockouts and use of drugs of unknown quality (post with simple image)

Activists urge international donors and country governments to ensure access to quality health products as domestic financing policies push programs to the edge of procurement cliff.

Urgent need to address the Global Fund procurement cliff for TB (post with simple image)

Activists urge the Global Fund and donors to take prompt action to address the grave risks posed to countries that are rapidly shifting from pooled procurement of TB medicines and commodities.

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