The report of the All-Party Group on Global Tuberculosis gives grounds for optimism; although the task is huge it provides a coherent set of recommendations that can be taken on by a new public health body seeking to demonstrate its leadership and effectiveness. Successfully leading the strategy to eliminate tuberculosis in the UK should be an agreed metric to measure the performance of Public Health England.
26 April 2013 | The Lancet (editorial)
South Africa's gold mines are estimated to have the highest number of new tuberculosis (TB) cases in the world, making the disease a leading export to neighbouring countries. IRIN takes a look at the declaration meant to change this situation.
25 March 2013 | IRIN
TB control in India is at a critical juncture. The routine, basic DOTS program has been scaled-up and may have reached its limits because TB incidence is not declining. Therefore, innovative solutions are needed to go beyond current gains and address the challenges of private sector engagement and drug-resistant TB, and leverage the potential of the private sector to help achieve the new goal of universal access.
22 March 2013 | Science Speaks
According to an article in this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the 26 health departments handling about 75 percent of the United States tuberculosis caseload have confronted multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, with 21 of those departments — more than 80 percent – facing obstacles to getting the medicine necessary to treat it.
21 January 2013 | Science Speaks
An estimated 20 million people are alive today as a direct result of tuberculosis (TB) care and control, according to the WHO Global tuberculosis report 2012.
17 October 2012 | WHO
“We must embrace the concept of common responsibility between high burden and low burden countries, creating a platform for a truly global action against TB’, concluded the ECDC Director. ‘This is why I am particularly pleased that ECDC and the European Respiratory Society have developed 21 patient-centred standards that aim to guide clinicians and public health workers in their daily work to ensure optimal diagnosis, treatment and prevention of TB in the EU”.
04 September 2012 | ECDC press release
Today, the European Respiratory Society and the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control publish their jointly developed European Union Standards for Tuberculosis Care. The 21 patient-centered standards aim to guide clinicians and public health workers to ensure optimal diagnosis, treatment and prevention of tuberculosis in Europe - with nearly 74,000 reported TB cases in the EU/EEA in 2010 clearly showing that TB remains a public health challenge across the region.
01 April 2012 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
New public health guidance from NICE published today, ahead of World TB day (24 March), provides a blueprint for improving the way tuberculosis (TB) is identified and managed among groups of people who are hard to reach through traditional health care services.
26 March 2012 | NICE press release
To coincide with World TB Day the UK Consortium on AIDS and International
Development has today released a policy briefing “Fighting
TB/HIV Co-Infection: Realising Commitments Through Integrated Programming”.
The briefing seeks to highlight the rationale for integration, and also explore
the opportunities and challenges to promoting greater integration.
21 March 2012 | UK Consortium on AIDS and International Development
"I caught tuberculosis, but I'm lucky because it's been cured," says Hernán Arévalo from his bed in the new hospital at the Peruvian prison of Lurigancho, one of the most crowded and dangerous in Latin America. "Before, whoever came in here was unlikely to get out alive."
20 January 2012 | Inter Press Service