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Posts tagged "diagnostics"
NGOs call for a more effective focus on needs-driven health R&D

NGOs call for a more effective focus on needs-driven health R&D

A coalition of non-governmental organisations have signed an open letter to WHO Member States calling for them to address the weaknesses in the current innovation system by ensuring need-driven research and development (R&D) and access to the fruits of R&D. The letter makes note of the fact that, even after years of debate and discussion, ‘medical technologies, such as […]

Take That TB!

Take That TB!

A group from around Europe and Australia have established a website that seeks to build a meeting area ‘From Patients For Patients’. The group of former patients created the site, Take That TB, with the intention of making it easier for greater exchange of difficulties and successes between patients and for improved discussion about their experiences with […]

New report highlights the urgent need for action on childhood tuberculosis

New report highlights the urgent need for action on childhood tuberculosis

Credit: Gary Hampton
A new report, Children and Tuberculosis: From Neglect to Action, outlining recommendations on how the international community and affected countries can combat childhood TB was released today by the ACTION global health advocacy partnership. 
Despite the international community paying increasing attention to the issue of childhood tuberculosis and despite it being both preventable and treatable, TB remains […]

The Zero Declaration

The Zero Declaration

The Treatment Action Group (TAG), an independent think tank carrying out research on HIV and related issues, including TB, has recently launched ‘The Zero Declaration’  movement. The movement, open for both individuals and organisations  to sign and join, has called for the world to act with urgency in order to achieve zero TB deaths, zero new […]

Strong Advocacy Needed to Eliminate TB as a Major Killer of Children

Strong Advocacy Needed to Eliminate TB as a Major Killer of Children

Although a preventable and curable disease, TB makes up a considerable burden of disease affecting children. The WHO estimates that half a million children get sick with TB each year and up to 64,000 die as a result. However, most childhood TB researchers believe these figures represent a gross underestimation of the true problem as there is little data available on […]

EU 7th Research Framework Programme call relevant for TB

The FP7 (7th Research Framework Programme of the EU) call has recently been published (20 July). It includes a heading on Detection and Diagnosis as well as a heading on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria, both relevant for us and partners.
Under 2.3 “Translational research in major infectious diseases: to confront major threats to public health”
2.3.2: HIV/AIDS, […]