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  • No end in sight for TB

    South Africa is one of seven countries responsible for the majority of the world’s tuberculosis (TB) burden, according to the 2017 Global TB Report published last month. The goal, set by the World Health Assembly, to effectively end TB by 2035 will not be met unless the country meets its own targets.

    20 November 2017 | Health-e
  • Stigma surrounding tuberculosis keeps patients from services, worsens health risks, but remains largely unmeasured, unaddressed

    A special issue of the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease shows, stigmatizing stereotypes, fears and realities associated with TB add to the misery of a disease requiring lengthy and debilitating treatment, lead health workers to make inappropriate and unnecessary referrals, interfere with contact tracing, deprive patients of community support, and discourage people at risk for disease — including health workers — from accessing services they need.

    20 November 2017 | Science Speaks
  • TB to cost world economy $1 trillion by 2030, warns report

    Tuberculosis will cost the world economy close to $1 trillion in lost economic output by 2030, unless countries step up efforts to fight the disease, according to a report launched today by the Global TB Caucus, a group of over 2,300 parliamentarians from 130 countries. The disease cost the world more than $600 billion from 2000 to 2015.

    15 November 2017 | Devex
  • WHO report signals urgent need for greater political commitment to end tuberculosis

    Global efforts to combat tuberculosis (TB) have saved an estimated 53 million lives since 2000 and reduced the TB mortality rate by 37%, according to the Global TB Report 2017, released by WHO today. Despite these achievements, the latest picture is grim. TB remains the top infectious killer in 2016. TB is also the main cause of deaths related to antimicrobial resistance and the leading killer of people with HIV. Progress in most countries is stalling and is not fast enough to reach global targets or close persistent gaps in TB care and prevention.

    30 October 2017 | World Health Organization
  • Personal Stories from TB Survivors

    These are the stories of TB survivors from around the world on their journey fighting and beating TB. These survivors have experienced the side effects of TB medication, the difficulties of undergoing treatment, the mental and psychological impact, and want to raise awareness about this disease, including the importance of getting tested and adhering to treatment. Their voices provide important perspectives and are a powerful tool for advocacy to accelerate the TB response and reach all affected people with prevention and care.

    30 October 2017 | World Health Organization
  • Advocates to seek TB funding targets at 2018 high-level meeting

    Global tuberculosis experts want to see numerical funding targets for combating the epidemic set at the first United Nations high-level meeting on the disease next year. Experts want to set additional targets for 2020 and 2025.

    20 October 2017 | Devex
  • TB Alliance Moves Two Novel Tuberculosis Drugs into Human Trials

    TBA-7371 and Sutezolid Help Fill Sparse Pipeline of New Antibiotics Against a Disease That Grows Increasingly Resistant to Older Drugs.

    11 October 2017 | TB Alliance
  • Ukraine’s TB problem is ticking time bomb for Europe

    Controlling the airborne disease takes on additional urgency this year as the country seeks to integrate into EU with a new visa-free regime.

    29 August 2017 | Politico
  • South Africa death rates declined due to HIV success – report

    Death rates have declined, largely due to successes in HIV, but a lot more needs to be done to defeat its “terrible twin”, tuberculosis (TB).

    23 August 2017 | Health-e
  • X-DR TB emerged in 1990s in South Africa fueled by HIV

    Extensively drug resistant tuberculosis emerged and was widely transmitted in South Africa long before it was spotted by public health surveillance efforts, and at least a decade earlier than the first reported outbreak in 2005, a  presentation Monday showed.

    26 July 2017 | Science Speaks
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