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Posts tagged "treatment"
Regional meeting on Civil Society Capacity Building for DR-TB

Regional meeting on Civil Society Capacity Building for DR-TB

When new, effective medicines providing safe treatment for widespread debilitating diseases, it is vitally important to ensure that everyone who needs such medicines has access to them.
Existing TB treatments are incredibly gruelling for the patient, but medical innovations (shorter or safer treatments, new medicines, or more exact methods of diagnosis) can genuinely relieve a patient’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

First TB information center opens in Lithuania

First TB information center opens in Lithuania

The first “stop TB” information center opened in Lithuania last week. The center opened in order to provide valuable psychological counselling to both patients and their loved ones, pulmonologist advice, along with general information about TB.

 
As means of publicizing the opening, an event hosted by Kaunas City Municipality and organised by the Association to Stop […]

'Overcoming Tuberculosis' Booklet released in Russian

‘Overcoming Tuberculosis’ Booklet released in Russian

Overcoming Tuberculosis by Paul Thorn – a booklet designed to help people undergoing TB treatment understand the nature of the illness and cope well with it – has been translated into Russian and adapted for the sociocultural context of Central Asia. Initially the book will be distributed in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The booklet is sponsored […]

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 […]

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