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Towards universal access to diagnosis and treatment of multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis by 2015

Today, for World TB Day, we launch a new report Towards universal access to diagnosis and treatment of multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis by 2015.

Published
24 March 2011
From
World Health Organization
New TB Test to Detect More People Who Need MDR-TB Treatment

MSF report says fixing drug supply and price problems is urgent.

Published
24 March 2011
From
MSF
World TB Day: New TB test and community-based approach - more patients on treatment, sooner

A new report details the early success of a joint pilot project diagnosing and treating patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) at primary care in Khayelitsha, South Africa, by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), the City of Cape Town, and Provincial Government of the Western Cape.

Published
24 March 2011
From
MSF South Africa
ETHIOPIA: Reducing TB risk in Addis Ababa

Health officials in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, are concerned about the spread of tuberculosis in the city's crowded public transport networks and tightly packed "DSTV [satellite television] houses" where ardent fans come to watch English and Spanish football.

Published
23 March 2011
From
IRIN Plus News
The BCG World Atlas a world first in the fight against tuberculosis

A team of researchers is launching the BCG World Atlas: a first-of-its-kind, searchable website that provides detailed information on TB vaccination policies and practices for more than 180 countries.The BCG vaccination can cause false positives in the skin test that's routinely used to screen for latent TB. "As a clinician, if you're trying to interpret the skin test in a foreign-born person, you're going to want to know when the BCG vaccination was given back home and how many times it has been given," the Atlas' project leader said.

Published
22 March 2011
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Spurring community engagement to ensure the proper implementation of the Three I’s for TB/HIV

WHO and civil society organisations met to examine ways of promoting greater community engagement to ensure implementation of Three I’s for TB/HIV in southern Africa.

Published
17 March 2011
From
HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
A research agenda for TB

Kevin M. DeCock, MD, director of the Center for Global Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), speaks with Science Speaks about the fight against TB.

Published
16 March 2011
From
Science Speaks
Namibia shows success in TB care

There is a decline in the number of tuberculosis (TB) cases that have been identified and reported in Namibia. Screening of TB patients for HIV is steadily improving and community TB care is being expanded.

Published
16 March 2011
From
New Era
Treatments for Recurring TB Infection Failing the Developing World, Study Finds

The standard approach to re-treating tuberculosis (TB) in low and middle income settings is failing, according to research funded by the Wellcome Trust. In a study published March 15 in the open access journal PLoS Medicine, researchers call for improved access to rapid diagnostics for drug resistant TB, second-line TB treatment and antiretroviral HIV therapy.

Published
16 March 2011
From
Science Daily
New international research project to identify antibiotics against tuberculosis

Scientists from 25 labs across Europe will collaborate on the new project including some groups in the US and India.

Published
14 March 2011
From
News-Medical-Net

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