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  • The Medicines Patent Pool Expands Mandate to Hepatitis C and Tuberculosis Treatment

    The UNITAID Executive Board, meeting November 4-5 in Geneva, approved the MPP’s proposals to improve access to both life-saving direct acting antivirals (DAAs) to treat hepatitis C and new and re-purposed medicines for tuberculosis.

    09 November 2015 | Medicines Patent Pool
  • TB language guide: ‘Every Word Counts’

    "Unfortunately, stigmatizing language is still commonplace in research and practice and the TB community is far behind the AIDS community in embracing language that respects the dignity of people with tuberculosis", said Ms. Blessina Kumar, Chair of the Global Coalition of TB Activists. "Stigma keeps people with TB in the shadows and is a key reason that over three million with TB go undiagnosed and untreated each year."

    06 November 2015 | Stop TB Partnership
  • TAG Response to the Release of the World Health Organization’s 2015 Global Tuberculosis Report

    In 1993, the World Health Organization declared TB a global emergency. The new data in the WHO's 2015 Global Tuberculosis Report show that all the promises made to end the TB epidemic since 1993 have been hollow.

    28 October 2015 | Treatment Action Group
  • Tuberculosis now rivals AIDS as leading cause of death: WHO

    It found that during 2014, 1.1 million people died of TB in 2014. During the same period, HIV/AIDS killed 1.2 million people globally, including 400,000 who were infected with both HIV and TB.

    28 October 2015 | Reuters
  • London areas have higher TB than Iraq

    Parts of London have higher rates of tuberculosis than Rwanda, Iraq or Guatemala, a report from the London Assembly says. Some wards in Brent, Ealing, Harrow, Hounslow and Newham have rates of more than 150 per 100,000.

    27 October 2015 | BBC Health
  • International AIDS Society to organize global TB conference on the eve of AIDS 2016

    The International AIDS Society (IAS) announced that it will host “TB2016”, a two-day conference dedicated to highlighting new TB science and its importance for the future of global health. The conference will take place 16-17 July, 2016 in Durban, South Africa, immediately preceding the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016). The meeting is a unique partnership between HIV and TB scientists and advocates, convened to draw attention around the need for greater urgency and innovation to combat both epidemics.

    26 October 2015 | International AIDS Society
  • Leave no one behind: First ever global meeting of TB patients and key affected populations

    The meeting will offer a platform for patients only to discuss their needs, identify opportunities for patient and community engagement in TB programs and responses, and increase knowledge around available resources for people who are sick with TB and their families. Twenty participants from 18 countries spanning four regions will add their voice and contribute to the development of a compendium of patient narratives to provide the needed patient perspective to inform and ensure successful programmatic interventions.

    12 October 2015 | Stop TB Partnership
  • HIV patients should be included in early clinical trials of anti-TB drugs

    Tuberculosis is the number one cause of death in HIV-infected patients in Africa and a leading cause of death in this population worldwide, yet the majority of these patients are excluded from the early stages in the development of new, anti-tuberculosis drugs, according to research.

    01 October 2015 | Science Daily
  • Big Price Increase for TB Drug Is Rescinded

    A huge overnight price increase for an important tuberculosis drug has been rescinded after the company that acquired the drug gave it back to its previous owner under pressure, it was announced on Monday.

    22 September 2015 | New York Times
  • WHO Sounds Alarm Over Big Indian Supplier Of Tuberculosis Drugs

    A major Indian supplier of tuberculosis drugs to developing countries has been severely criticized by the World Health Organization for inadequate manufacturing standards and poor testing procedures.

    09 September 2015 | Medical Daily
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