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48th Union World Conference on Lung Health

48th Union World Conference: “Children have the same rights as adults to benefit from tuberculosis care and research”

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GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Pediatric TB physician Dr. Jeffrey Starke described a dismal reality as he opened his talk here in the opening conference session: One million children around the world becoming sick with tuberculosis each year, more than 200,000 of them dying, each year. “A preventable, treatable disease,” he said, “that is not being treated, […]

48th Union World Conference: Global TB goals gain momentum while challenges among marginalized people, nations continue

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Theme of “Accelerating Toward Elimination” opens Union World Conference on Lung Health GUADALAJARA, Mexico – If the theme of this year’s Union conference implies a destination that is nearly in sight, speakers at the opening session last night mapped the route there, listing the scientific and political advances they say can lead to taking elimination […]

Can bringing TB services to patients find cases?

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GUADALAJARA, Mexico – The thorny challenge of finding as many as 4 million patients with active TB thought to be missed each year will be a key theme of this week’s Union World Conference on Lung Health and was highlighted here today in the World Health Organization’s TB symposium.  With the goal of “meeting patients […]