India's Ministry for Health & Family Welfare calls for a TB Free India following the end of the largest ever TB programme review

India undertook the largest ever TB programme review over the last two weeks. Following this, the Ministry of Health of India launched on 23 April, a bold Call to Action for a TB Free India.

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How to access the bedaquiline donation program: step by step

This is a note for implementers providing a general overview and reviewing the steps they need to take in order to access the drug.

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Public consultation of new TB Action Plan for the WHO European Region 2016-2020

The Plan will be submitted for endorsement by the WHO Regional Committee for Europe in September 2015 along with an accompanying resolution.

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TB R&D’s shift to the left

As the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation realigns its TB vaccine strategy to focus on early-stage candidate development, equitable access priorities must also be established before large-scale trials are conducted.

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End stigmatizing language in tuberculosis research and practice

Terms that invoke metaphors of transgression and punishment cause harm, say Mike Frick, Dalene von Delft, and Blessina Kumar.

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Newsletter: Childhood tuberculosis update

The Stop TB Partnership Childhood TB subgroup and the Union Childhood TB working group published a newsletter in commemoration of World TB Day.

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The bedaquiline donation program started on April 1

A webinar, explaining the bedaquiline donation program, will be conducted on April 14, 2015 at 8:00 am EST and can be accessed here.

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As first EU Ministerial meeting on tuberculosis closes, MSF calls on the EU to triple funding for TB R&D

Médecins Sans Frontières calls on the European Union to take concrete actions to boost the regional fight against TB, including tripling European funding for research and development.

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Europe’s leaders approve Riga Declaration on TB and MDR-TB

At the conclusion of the first Eastern Partnership Ministerial Conference on Tuberculosis and Its Multidrug-Resistance, the TB Europe Coalition applauds the approval of the Riga Declaration by Ministers of Health, Finance and Social Affairs from across European Union Member States and Eastern Partnership countries.

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MSF’s DR-TB report proves 'decentralised' model is better, more cost effective

The decentralised model is aimed at diagnosing and treating the majority of DR-TB patients in primary health clinics, instead of being required to be hospitalised for up to six months.

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