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Posts tagged "DR TB"

Regional Meeting on Civil Society Capacity Building for DR-TB treatment in EECA

TB Europe Coalition (TBEC) is organising a  regional meeting on capacity building of civil society to advocate for safe and affordable drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) treatment in the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. This will take place from 18th-20th June 2019 in Kiev, Ukraine.
We particularly welcome applications from representatives of patient groups, organizations working with […]

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 […]

EXPOSED: The Global Epidemic

EXPOSED: The Global Epidemic

This week, Aeras, an organisation dedicated to the development of effective tuberculosis (TB) vaccines, launched the first film – The Global Epidemic – in a series of shorts that tells the story of the deadly global epidemic of TB. The films are told through the eyes of TB patients, physicians, scientists, advocates and policymakers, thus […]

Azerbaijan achieves some of the best cure rates for drug-resistant TB in prisons

Azerbaijan achieves some of the best cure rates for drug-resistant TB in prisons

A new film produced for the International Committee of the Red Cross shows how Azerbaijan has managed to achieve some of the best cure rates for multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) in prisons in the former Soviet Union and one of the best worldwide.
The European region hosts some of the worst rates of MDR-TB in the […]

Comprehensive report on drug-resistant tuberculosis launches in the UK

Comprehensive report on drug-resistant tuberculosis launches in the UK

This week, the All Party Parliamentary Group on Global Tuberculosis (UK) launched a report – Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Old Disease, New Threat – highlighting the increasing concern that exists about growing rates of drug-resistant TB (DR-TB).
The comprehensive piece was compiled after considerable time spent on processing both written and oral evidence from a number of experts […]

We Can Heal: Drug-resistant tuberculosis in children

We Can Heal: Drug-resistant tuberculosis in children

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To mark World TB Day 2013, the Sentinel Project on Paediatric Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis and Treatment Action Group released a collection of 30 stories from 30 countries that identify what the TB community needs to do to achieve zero TB deaths, new infections, and suffering.
As the release states, the collection of stories illustrate the problems we […]

World Health Organisation and Global Fund stress need for increased funding to prevent spread of TB

World Health Organisation and Global Fund stress need for increased funding to prevent spread of TB

On the occasion of World TB Day, 24th March 2013, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria have called for US$1.6 billion a year in international financing to prevent the spread of tuberculosis. 

Here is their joint press release: 
18 MARCH 2013 | GENEVA – WHO and the Global Fund to […]

New European Committee on DR-TB appoints TB Europe Coalition as Chair

New European Committee on DR-TB appoints TB Europe Coalition as Chair

On 4 December, the first meeting of the Regional Interagency Collaborative Committee on TB care and control (RICC-TB) took place in Copenhagen. The TB Europe Coalition had been pushing for the creation of this oversight mechanism for the past few years to make sure a stronger commitment be made in the fight against drug-resistant TB […]

New report: An Evaluation of Drug-Resistant TB Scale-Up

This report, written by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Partners In Health (PIH), and the Treatment Action Group (TAG) – organisations involved in efforts to increase access to treatment and care for patients with DR-TB – aims to provide an assessment of the effectiveness of some key structures within the global response for MDR-TB, to provide […]

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