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Drug-Resistant TB
Minsk has extremely high levels of drug-resistant TB, a study in Belarus reveals

Minsk has extremely high levels of drug-resistant TB, a study in Belarus reveals

WHO/TDR/Crump
Resistance to anti-tuberculosis (TB) medicines is a major public health threat in most countries of the former Soviet Union. As no representative and quality-assured information on the magnitude of this problem existed in Belarus, a survey was conducted in the city of Minsk, the capital of Belarus. Between November 2009 and December 2010, 156 consecutively […]

Marina's story - fighting drug resistant TB in 3 different countries

Marina’s story – fighting drug resistant TB in 3 different countries

Marina is a Romanian citizen who was studying law at the University of Manchester in the UK when she was diagnosed with multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB). Marina was studying abroad in Lyon, France in summer 2012 when she developed a cough that would not go away. Her symptoms led her down a long road of doctors and […]

Drug resistant tuberculosis a cross border threat: EU must act now!

Drug resistant tuberculosis a cross border threat: EU must act now!

 
The TB Europe Coalition released a call to action urging the European Union to take immediate action against drug resistant tuberculosis, which is a serious cross-border health threat.
With an estimated 74,000 cases of multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) in 2012, the European region carries nearly a quarter of the global burden of drug-resistant cases and hosts 15 of the […]

Tuberculosis: 'We are watching a ticking timebomb'

Tuberculosis: ‘We are watching a ticking timebomb’

Today saw the launch of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Tuberculosis Report 2013 whichmade it clear that there is not nearly enough being done to combat a disease that continues to place a terrible burden upon so many in all corners of the world.
The report shows that TB deaths have only decreased from 1.4 million […]

Best practices in prevention control and care for drug-resistant TB

Best practices in prevention control and care for drug-resistant TB

The World Health Organisation have recently published a new compendium, ‘Best practices in prevention, control and care for drug-resistant tuberculosis: A resource for the continued implementation of the Consolidated Action Plan to Prevent and Combat Multidrug- and Extensively Drug-Resistant TB in the WHO European Region‘.
The compendium recognises the progress that has been made in implementing […]

Stop TB Partnership reduces price for drug-resistant TB treatment

Stop TB Partnership reduces price for drug-resistant TB treatment

The Stop TB Partnership’s Global Drug Facility (GDL) has been able to reduce the price of several second-line drugs for the treatment of multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB).

The GDL was able to reduce the price of drugs by up to 26% compared to 2011 prices, something which has resulted in a overall decrease in the cost of treatment. […]

Study finds fake and poorly made drugs being used in the fight against tuberculosis

Study finds fake and poorly made drugs being used in the fight against tuberculosis

credit Pierre Virot
The fight against tuberculosis (TB) is being made more difficult as a result of the use of substandard and fake medication to treat the disease, a new study has revealed.
In the biggest-ever study of its kind, researchers collected samples of two frontline anti-TB drugs (isoniazid and rifampicin) from pharmacies and local markets in […]

Belarus: the world's highest documented levels of MDR-TB

Belarus: the world’s highest documented levels of MDR-TB

In 2010, a survey conducted in Minsk, Belarus found that nearly one out of every two (47.8 percent) TB patients had multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB). These were the highest MDR-TB levels ever recorded. In response, the Belarusian Ministry of Health conducted a nationwide survey to better understand drug resistance across the country, as well as the […]

TB bacterium “is not resting”

TB bacterium “is not resting”

The weekly science journal Nature recently published an article called TB’s revenge: The world is starting to win the war against tuberculosis, but drug-resistant forms pose a new threat, which gives an excellent overview of where we are in the global fight against TB and, in particular, against drug-resistant TB:
In the early 1980s, TB cases […]

Europe’s fight with drug resistant TB – Estonia a model for success?

Europe’s fight with drug resistant TB – Estonia a model for success?

A recent article by the Wall Street Journal recently featured Estonia that by“turning the corner against drug-resistant TB offers one of the few bright spots globally as the ancient plague mutates into new and more deadly forms,” and suggested it could be a model for others.
Levels of drug-resistant TB remain worryingly high in Eastern Europe, […]

WHO report on tuberculosis highlights need for EU action

WHO report on tuberculosis highlights need for EU action

Last week the World Health Organisation (WHO) released their seventeenth global report on tuberculosis, providing a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic and progress in implementing and financing TB prevention, care and control. 
Cover of WHO Global Tuberculosis Report 2012
Positive steps have been made in tackling TB globally. Findings from the report indicate that […]

TBEC works with Romanian civil society to develop advocacy plan for TB

TBEC works with Romanian civil society to develop advocacy plan for TB

Following the TB Europe Coalition’s visit to Romania last year, the Coalition found itself collaborating with Romanian Angel Appeal (RAA), a charity working on health issues and a principal recipient of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. RAA organised an advocacy training for members of the Stop TB Partnership Romania and asked […]

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