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45th Union World Conference on Lung Health: TB activists speak out

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BARCELONA, Spain — At a symposium on Saturday entitled “Community driven solutions: present perspectives and future vision”, four community TB activists shared their goals and challenges as they work to elevate tuberculosis awareness and ensure humane supportive care to patients with tuberculosis. in  Three of the four, came from Fiji, the Ukraine, the Democratic Republic of the […]

45th Union World Conference on Lung Health: TB kills more people every day than Ebola has killed to date says British MP Nick Herbert

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Barcelona, Spain — “TB kills more people every day than Ebola has killed to date,” UK Parliamentarian, Nick Herbert said in a plenary address at the Union Conference on Wednesday. “If this disease had re-emerged in the West, we would now have a vaccine and better drugs,”  said the man who formed an all-party parliamentary […]

Towards Zero Deaths: Roadmap for Childhood Tuberculosis builds on proven steps

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For years the most helpless victims of tuberculosis have also been the least noticed, although they are estimated to comprise up to 10 percent — or more, as they often go uncounted as well — of people sick with the disease worldwide. They are children, younger that 15 years old, whose lives are taken when […]