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Posts tagged "drug resistant 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 […]

International course on clinical management of M(X)DR-TB for WHO Europe Region countries

International course on clinical management of M(X)DR-TB for WHO Europe Region countries

The WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Management of MDR-TB in Latvia announced an opportunity for clinicians and responsible for clinical managemnet of DR-TB to join their course.
The main objective of the course is to update knowladge of the participants on the latest global development in M(X)DR-TB, as well as develop skills […]

A new study highlights potential for social media to support MDR-TB patients

A new study highlights potential for social media to support MDR-TB patients

A study – “I can also serve as an inspiration” – a role for social media in supporting patients undergoing treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB)” – was published this week in PLOS ONE by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
It highlights the potential for social media to support patients undergoing treatment for multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant […]

MDR-TB casts a shadow over Russia

MDR-TB casts a shadow over Russia

Tuberculosis and, in particular, drug-resistant forms of the disease have long been a burden on many countries in Eastern Europe and the Russian Federation is no exception. A video recently produced by Channel 4 News in the UK highlights the growing problem that the country has with multidrug-resistant TB in the general population but also […]

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 […]

Urge your Member of EU Parliament to sign Written Declaration 0007/2013

Urge your Member of EU Parliament to sign Written Declaration 0007/2013

The TB Europe Coalition will shortly release a toolkit that European citizens can use to encourage their MEPs to sign Written Declaration 0007/2013 on the threat of drug-resistant tuberculosis to the European region.
A sample letter will be available in many EU languages. If want to contact your MEPs, send us an email: fvoitzwinkler@ghadvocates.org and we’ll […]

We Can Heal: Drug-resistant tuberculosis in children

We Can Heal: Drug-resistant tuberculosis in children

(c)WHO/Friedman
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 […]

Tuberculosis and the Media

Tuberculosis and the Media

MDR-TB Pills in Hand, Credit: Jonathan Stillo
In the past few weeks there has been a, relatively, considerable amount of column inches have been given over to tuberculosis (TB), particularly the worrying rise of multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) strains. MDR-TB is a form of TB that is resistant to isoniazid and rifampicin (the two most powerful […]

Jorge Sampaio says goodbye to his TB post at the UN, but who is his replacement?

Jorge Sampaio says goodbye to his TB post at the UN, but who is his replacement?

Jorge Sampaio Stop TB Partnership
After six years as UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to Stop Tuberculosis, Jorge Sampaio’s time has come to an end. In a farewell message Sampaio, who only fully realised the full magnitude of TB when becoming Special Envoy, reminds world dignitaries that:
‘it is unacceptable for so many people to suffer and die […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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