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Leave no one behind: Stop TB Partnership launches seven key population briefs

The Stop TB Partnership today launched a series of briefs on TB key populations recognizing that reaching everyone with services, diagnostics, treatment and care is essential to ending the TB epidemic.

Published
17 May 2016
From
Stop TB Partnership
Battling TB and other outbreaks “staff, stuff, space, and systems ” still lacking

Paul Farmer first saw multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in the early 1990s in Haiti, from where he smuggled a patient’s sputum sample to test for drug resistance in Boston. Months later, Partners in Health co-founder Dr. Jim Kim with other colleagues discovered a cluster of fifty MDR-TB patients in a squatter settlement of 100,000 in Lima, Peru. That’s when they started to talk to the world about the emergence of MDR-TB.

Published
24 March 2016
From
Science Speaks
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.

Published
12 October 2015
From
Stop TB Partnership
Anti-smoking Strategies Critical to TB and HIV Care

A new study calls for urgent action to integrate anti-smoking strategies into the care of people being treated for tuberculosis and HIV.

Published
28 August 2015
From
VOA News
Ukraine: Concurrent treatment for HIV/TB co-infection breaks up “deadly alliance”

USAID funded MEASURE Evaluation to initiate an impact evaluation in Ukraine for two TB programmatic priorities: Improving integration of TB and HIV services to reduce mortality through early diagnosis and treatment for co-infected patients; and providing social support services to improve TB treatment adherence.

Published
30 March 2015
From
Science Speaks
CROI 2015: Trial to evaluate the use of health navigators to link HIV/TB patients to care and treatment fails to show positive results

Patients randomized to the support of a health navigator were not more likely than those who received standard of care to complete tuberculosis treatment or begin antiretroviral therapy within three months of HIV diagnosis, according to the results of a South African randomized trial presented here today.

Published
26 February 2015
From
Science Speaks
Zimbabwe Faces Troubling Spike in Cases of Multi-Drug Resistant TB

MDR-TB occurs when a strain of TB bacteria becomes resistant to two or more “first-line” antibiotic drugs prescribed to combat standard TB. According to the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, cases of MDR-TB nearly doubled from 156 in 2011 to 244 cases in 2013. This was despite the fact that notifications for ordinary TB drastically declined from 47,000 in 2010 to 38,367 in 2012.

Published
26 January 2015
From
Inter Press Service
PHE and NHS England launch joint £11.5m strategy to wipe out TB in the UK

Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England have today (19 January 2015) announced an £11.5 million investment as part of a collaborative initiative to decrease TB cases and ultimately eliminate TB as a public health problem in England.

Published
19 January 2015
From
Public Health England press release
TB activists call for a bigger piece of the pie from the Global Fund

Today (October 31) TB activists interrupted the plenary session at the 45th Conference on Lung Health, calling on the Global Fund and partners to increase the amount of funds allocated to TB without jeopardizing funding to HIV and malaria and other diseases.

Published
04 November 2014
From
TB Online
45th Union World Conference on Lung Health: TB activists speak out

At a symposium on Saturday entitled “Community driven solutions: present perspectives and future vision”, four community TB activists shared their goals and challenges as they work to elevate tuberculosis awareness and ensure humane supportive care to patients with tuberculosis.

Published
04 November 2014
From
Science Speaks
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