New tuberculosis blood test in children is reliable and highly specific

A newly developed test (TAM-TB assay) is the first reliable immunodiagnostic assay to detect active tuberculosis in children.

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Union World Conference: Deadline extended for free civil society registrations

The deadline to apply for scholarships has been extended to 15 September 2014.

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Large trial will evaluate vaccine’s ability to prevent tuberculosis disease

Multi-site study underway in Africa

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WHO launches Companion Handbook on MDR-TB management

The Handbook has been developed for the purpose of describing ways to implement established WHO policies relevant for the management of MDR-TB.

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TAG symposium: Zero Accountability: when action doesn't match the numbers

2014 International Union Against TB and Lung Disease World Conference
Date: October 30, 2014
Time: 18h00 - 22h00
Location: Hotel Diagonal Zero Barcelona

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New TB drug bedaquiline: Weighing the benefits against the risks

Laia Ruiz Mingote and Dorothy Namutamba—co-chairs of CRAG— and Mike Watson Frick—TB/HIV Program Officer at Treatment Action Group—discuss the benefits and risks of using bedaquiline to treat TB.

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Novartis provides drug candidate compounds to TB Alliance

Exclusive worldwide license from Novartis includes a novel class of drugs that is active against drug sensitive and multi-resistant strains of tuberculosis.

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TB epidemic threat hangs over Ukraine conflict

Ukraine has one of the worst TB problems in Europe, second only to Russia in terms of infection numbers. It is one of 27 high MDR-TB burden countries in the world.

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New WHO publication: Understanding and using tuberculosis data

The handbook shows how to use various data sources, presents existing tools to analyse the quality of data and describes methods to estimate the burden of TB and related trends.

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GCTA official Website launched

The GCTA is a coalition of representatives from and of the TB affected communities aiming to bring together activists from diverse backgrounds and regions to ensure TB affected communities are at the center of all processes on TB.

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