Category Archives: TB

Moscow TB meeting declaration gets a civil society makeover and is up for signers

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Individuals and organizations interested in signing on to a civil society version of the Moscow Declaration that could serve as a blueprint for commitments and action toward ending the global impacts of tuberculosis over the next decade and a half have one more day to do so. The Global Fund Advocates Network worked with members, […]

Study: Early intensified treatment boosted drug-resistant TB meningitis survival, but detection remains challenged

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A randomized trial of clinical outcomes for patients with drug-resistant tuberculous meningitis underscores that new diagnostic tools and treatments for the disease are critically needed, authors of a report in the July Clinical Infectious Diseases write. Their study found early identification of drug-resistance and intensified treatment to be pivotal in improving survival chances of people with the […]

WHO sets stage of for global ministerial TB conference, seeks input on declaration

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November Moscow conference will inform 2018 United Nations high level meeting When ministers of health and leaders of other government offices and agencies worldwide gather in Moscow this November for a Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB, they will face the task of agreeing to make enough changes to what they are doing now to […]

Bedaquiline effective, safe, manageable across wide range of settings, five-continent data show

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Data on patients treated with one of the two newest tuberculosis medicines in 15 countries across five continents show that the treatment, which represents a last resort for hundreds of thousands of people with drug-resistant strains of disease, can be administered safely in a wide range of settings, and bring greatly improved outcomes compared to […]