Category Archives: Tuberculosis (TB)

Major R&D Funding Needed To Reach 2030 Goal For Ending TB Epidemic

Source: Health Policy Watch 18th June, 2019   Nine months after a historic high-level UN meeting where countries pledged to end the global tuberculosis epidemic by 2030, a chronic lack of R&D financing jeopardises that ambitious goal, said expert panelists at a briefing on the … Continue reading

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New TB drug reduces treatment time

Source: Health E News 20th May, 2019   A major shot in the arm is set to boost South Africa’s fight against tuberculosis. A grant from the Global Fund is expected to boost the implementation of tuberculosis drug 3HP, a short … Continue reading

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FT Health: Fighting humanity’s three biggest infectious diseases

Source: Financial Times 21st Jan 2019 Our guest curator this week is Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The best part of my job is going into the field to see health programmes, … Continue reading

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To scale-up TB preventive therapy, we need to bundle tools & improve access

20th Nov 2018, New Delhi Source: Microbiology Shortage of tuberculin, expensive X-ray hardware, limited access to IGRAs, and lack of registration of rifapentine pose big barriers for high-burden countries to scale-up preventive therapy. It is time to convene all LTBI … Continue reading

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Indian Civil Society letter on TB Declaration negotiations -UN High Level Meeting

To, Mr. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India Mr. J. P. Nadda, Health Minister Ms. Sushma Swaraj, Foreign Minister Mr. Suresh Prabhu, Commerce Minister Date: 31st July 2018 Sub: Asking India to support TRIPS flexibilities in UN High Level Meeting on TB … Continue reading

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Here’s the short note on UNHLM on TB and US pressurising to dilute TRIPS flexibilities

The United Nations is going to hold a High Level Meeting on TB in New York in September. The member countries of UN will sign on a declaration will set the direction in which work on TB, globally, will move. … Continue reading

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Draft TB declaration: US, EU push against funding, delinkage pledges

Source: POLITICO PRO| June 12, 2018 The EU and U.S. are resisting concrete commitments on new funding for tuberculosis ahead of a high-level U.N. meeting about fighting the world’s top infectious killer. The two regions are also pushing to eliminate language … Continue reading

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