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Heads of State Meet for Historic UNGA High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis

09/24/2018

Tuberculosis (TB) is a long-standing, urgent threat to global public health, yet it has never been discussed at the highest level of the world stage. That changes this week, as heads of state gather in New York for the UN General Assembly, where they will convene the first-ever UNGA high-level meeting on tuberculosis. After three […]

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New Roadmap to End Child and Adolescent TB Deaths

09/24/2018

24 September 2018 | New York:  A new action plan outlining measures to prevent and treat tuberculosis (TB) in children and adolescents was launched today by global TB leadership in advance of the United Nations General Assembly High-Level meeting on TB. Building on the first-ever Roadmap for Childhood TB: Toward Zero Deaths first issued in 2013, […]

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What’s at Stake at the UN Tuberculosis Meeting: A Q and A with the UN Special Envoy

09/21/2018

By Kate Dodson, United Nations Foundation Ahead of the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis (TB) on September 26 during the UN General Assembly, we sat down with the UN’s Special Envoy for TB, Dr. Eric Goosby, to talk about what the global TB landscape looks like, what we can expect out of the high-level […]

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Taking TB to the Stars – One week to go – UN HLM on TB

09/19/2018

19 September 2018 │ Geneva – Heads of State and Government, TB survivors, affected communities, technical partners, researchers, private sector representatives, and other key stakeholders will descend on New York next week to put TB in the spotlight. The week will be marked by several side-events organized and supported by multiple Permanent Country Missions to […]

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WHO report: TB remains “public health crisis” despite decline

09/19/2018

While mortality has dropped from tuberculosis infections, nations must still accelerate their response to what remains “the world’s deadliest disease,” according to medical leaders speaking at the launch of an annual World Health Organization report today. Threat level: Among the concerns is the estimated 558,000 people with TB who developed drug resistance in 2017 to […]

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Tuberculosis is curable. So why are so many people still dying of the disease?

09/19/2018

By Editorial Board, The Washington Post September 18 at 7:57 PM Volunteers from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent tend to a woman suffering from tuberculosis in an ambulance in Douma, Syria, in December 2017. (Amer Almohibany/AFP/Getty Images) TUBERCULOSIS REMAINS the world’s most lethal infectious killer. It claims more lives than HIV/AIDS and malaria combined. TB […]

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WHO calls for urgent action to end TB

09/18/2018

First-ever United Nations High-Level Meeting on TB provides historic opportunity 18 September 2018 | New York: Fewer people fell ill and died from tuberculosis (TB) last year but countries are still not doing enough to end TB by 2030, warns the World Health Organization (WHO).  Although global efforts have averted an estimated 54 million TB deaths since 2000, […]

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BREAKING BARRIERS, BUILDING BRIDGES

08/03/2018

The TB and HIV co-epidemic in the spotlight at the 22nd International AIDS Conference 22 July 2018 | AMSTERDAM The TB and HIV co-epidemic was in the spotlight at the 22nd International AIDS Conference, “Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges”, which took place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and was attended by more than 15,000 delegates. The World Health […]

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