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Xpert MTB/RIF testing has reduced MDR-TB treatment delays in South Africa

Although the introduction of the Xpert MTB/RIF test for TB and drug-resistant TB has improved the time from clinic presentation to second-line treatment in South Africa since

Published
07 January 2016
By
Lesley Odendal
One in eight children with confirmed TB have drug-resistant TB in Cape Town

One in eight children with confirmed TB have drug-resistant TB in Cape Town, South Africa, according to a surveillance study of childhood TB drug-resistance, presented by Professor

Published
05 January 2016
By
Lesley Odendal
Community care workers boost TB case finding among hard-to-reach adults

Community care worker active case finding is an effective tool for increasing TB case detection, according to two studies presented at the 46th Union World Conference on

Published
23 December 2015
By
Lesley Odendal
Low implementation of Xpert MTB/RIF among adults with HIV/TB co-infection in 19 low- and middle-income countries

Three quarters of people with HIV/TB co-infection did not receive Xpert MTB/RIF testing for TB diagnosis between 2012 and 2014, according to a survey of cohorts in

Published
21 December 2015
By
Lesley Odendal
Death during MDR-TB treatment more likely in people with HIV and underweight or most drug-resistant patients

People living with HIV, those who are underweight and those with more extensive drug resistance are more likely to die during treatment for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB),

Published
10 December 2015
By
Keith Alcorn
9-month MDR-TB regimen cures 82% in African study

A 9-month standardised treatment regimen for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) cured 82% of people recruited to an observational study in Francophone Africa, the 46th Union World Conference

Published
07 December 2015
By
Keith Alcorn
Scientists use breakthrough DNA technology to diagnose cases of TB faster

Whole Genome Sequencing is a faster, cheaper and more effective way of diagnosing tuberculosis says a new study published in the journal Lancet Respiratory Medicine.

Published
07 December 2015
From
University of Oxford press release
The Red Arrow – A Symbol to Unite Us Against TB

Today, we’re pleased to share the Red Arrow – a symbol for our solidarity towards a world without TB. The arrow represents our unwavering commitment to move forward with the mission until we reach the finish line to End TB.

Published
07 December 2015
From
Stop TB Partnership
First new TB drugs in half a century reach just 2% of people who need them

MSF calls for companies to make new drugs to treat drug-resistant TB available and affordable.

Published
04 December 2015
From
MSF
New cohort study shows promise of dramatically shorter treatment option for multidrug - resistant TB

New findings from clinical studies presented at the 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health show promise for a shorter, 9 -month treatment course for MDR-TB. The standard treatment length recommended by the World Health Organization requires 24 months of treatment.

Published
03 December 2015
From
46th Union World Conference on Lung Health

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