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IAVI Acquires Aeras TB Vaccine Clinical Programs and Assets

10/01/2018

Published: Oct 01, 2018 NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) and Aeras, a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing tuberculosis (TB) vaccines, today announced the transfer to IAVI of Aeras’ TB vaccine clinical research programs and assets, consisting of certain clinical staff, clinical programs, biorepository, funding commitments, and other assets. The […]

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The deadliest infectious disease is becoming drug-resistant

10/01/2018

The UN General Assembly held its first high-level meeting on tuberculosis. By Abigail Higgins@abbyhiggins Sep 28, 2018, 2:20pm EDT Tuberculosis (TB) isn’t a disease Americans hear about much about these days, but that’s not true for the rest of the world. TB is currently the deadliest infectious disease, responsible for 1.6 million deaths last year, […]

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Are we finally waking up to the threat from the world’s deadliest infectious disease?

09/28/2018

By Nick Herbert MP, co-chairman of the Global TB Caucus The UN’s first High-Level Meeting on tuberculosis is a positive step – the way TB has been neglected is a scandal Imagine if the World Health Organization announced that a new, highly infectious airborne disease would claim 1.6 million lives over the next year. With […]

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UN General Assembly’s High-Level Meeting To End Tuberculosis Could Have Gone Better

09/28/2018

The world’s top infectious killer finally got a spot on the world’s stage, but experts say more political will and accountability are needed to make a dent in fighting the disease. NEW YORK ― In the lead-up to the first U.N. high-level meeting on tuberculosis on Wednesday, global health experts said the momentum was different, […]

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Statement from Dr. Eric P. Goosby , UN Special Envoy on TB on the UN Political Declaration of the Fight Against Tuberculosis

09/26/2018

Today TB has come out of the shadows and into the spotlight.   I applaud world leaders who have recognized that this number one infectious disease killer cannot be ignored any longer.  4400 people dying each day is a wake-up call for the world to act. The UN Political Declaration of the Fight Against Tuberculosis is […]

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World leaders commit to bold targets and urgent action to end TB

09/26/2018

26 September 2018 | New York – World leaders meeting today at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly have committed to ensure that 40 million people with tuberculosis (TB) receive the care they need by end 2022. They also agreed to provide 30 million people with preventive treatment to protect them from developing TB. “Today […]

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UN Prioritizes Tuberculosis Prevention for High-Risk Occupations

09/26/2018

The United Nations General Assembly is calling for the establishment of prevention programs to reduce tuberculosis among miners and other workers exposed to silica dust, in a declaration that was released in advance of the first ever UN General Assembly High-level Meeting on TB on Sept. 26, 2018. Occupational Knowledge International spearheaded the effort at […]

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TB gets rare moment of attention at UN meeting

09/26/2018

UNITED NATIONS — Tuberculosis killed far more people — approximately 1.7 million — last year than HIV/AIDS and malaria combined. So when Eric Goosby, the former United States Global AIDS Coordinator, took on the role of U.N. special envoy on tuberculosis, he was surprised to find a relatively weak global approach in addressing TB. “The […]

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