Category Archives: Tuberculosis (TB)

Moment of truth for global TB response

On Thursday 16 November 2017, Russian president Vladimir Putin told a hall full of health ministers in Moscow that TB is a “serious problem”, and said, “I am confident that the only way we can stand up against this truly global threat … Continue reading

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Groundbreaking, web-based pathway to guide innovators as they develop new TB diagnostics and adjunct technologies

9 October 2017 – Guadalajara, Mexico – Global health organizations are proud to announce the launch of the very first, web-based pathway for tuberculosis (TB) diagnostics and adjunct technologies. The TB Diagnostics Pathway (www.tbdxpathway.org) is a common good resource that … Continue reading

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How charity is fuelling a superbug in India?

By Ruhi Khandar, The Ken The evil superbug is on the lookout for new hosts. The hero has the weapon, he can conquer it, but only if he is willing. The superbug is antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which causes multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), the … Continue reading

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Health grps ask Centre to include ‘delamanid’ for TB control

Published: Business Standard| Source: PTI , January 28, 2017 Health groups have asked the Centre to incorporate the life-saving anti-TB drug ‘delamanid’ into its Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme. In a letter to the Health Ministry, the groups have asked … Continue reading

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On World AIDS Day, threat to access to medicines looms large

By Shailly Gupta, Jakarta Post| December 2, 2016 Today millions of people living with HIV in South-East Asia are receiving treatment and leading healthy lives thanks to affordable generic antiretroviral (ARVs) medicines. Governments and treatment providers across Asia, such as … Continue reading

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TB patients protest outside health ministry, promised proper drug regimes from July

By Aradhna Wal, DNA | ARADHNA WAL | Fri, 20 May 2016 Antiretroviral therapy (ART) centres for HIV patients are without the daily FDCs and the five selected states have not yet seen the rollout “due to delays in procurement of … Continue reading

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Sanofi faces criticism at lung conference

Treatment Action Campaign; December 4, 2015. CApe Town – Activists at the 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health demanded that pharmaceutical company Sanofi be held accountable for endangering failing to provide life-saving products to people and children living with TB and … Continue reading

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