Items tagged with TB programs
Stephen Lewis: TB in India: rhetoric vs. reality (post with simple image)
Statement by AIDS-Free World Co-Director Stephen Lewis upon returning from an October fact-finding trip to Mumbai and Delhi to assess TB in India.
Phase III clinical trial results at the 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health: Implications for the field (post with simple image)
Preliminary results from two phase III drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) clinical trials were presented at the 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health: stage 1 of the STREAM trial and the Otsuka 213 delamanid trial.
Romania to double 2018 budget for TB (post with simple image)
Following pressure from civil society, the Romanian Ministry of Health announced that it plans to double the budget of the National TB program in 2018 “to ensure access to diagnosis and treatment for patients with tuberculosis”.
European and Central Asian countries can End TB ahead of the rest of the world (post with simple image)
15 December 2017 – Geneva, Switzerland – Stop TB Partnership Secretariat engaged with essential partners to support their efforts and country TB programmes to advance in the fight to end TB in the European Region to prepare the ground for the UN High Level Meeting for TB in 2018.
Advocates call on Kenyan government to fast track implementation of new TB diagnostic tools (post with simple image)
TB advocates urge the Kenyan government to overcome regulatory barriers to efficiently implement new TB and HIV diagnostic tools.
Plan to eliminate TB by 2025: PM Modi tells CMs to review TB control scheme meet every quarter (post with simple image)
Last year, India unveiled the TB strategic plan towards elimination of the bacterial infection by 2025 — Modi had earlier announced that India will eliminate TB before the global deadline.
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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