Activists urge Otsuka to provide access to TB drug

TB activists interrupted Otsuka’s symposium at the 45th Conference on Lung Health, calling for widespread registration of and immediate broad compassionate use access to delamanid, Otsuka’s new drug to treat multidrug-resistant TB.

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WHO guidelines on the management of latent tuberculosis infection launched at the 45th Conference on Lung Health

For the first time, the World Health Organization has issued guidelines on testing, treating and managing latent TB infection in individuals with high risk of developing disease.

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MSF sounds alarm on practices and policies dangerously out of step with what’s needed to contain the global drug-resistant TB crisis

Outmoded policies and practices and critical gaps in care for drug-resistant TB are fuelling a worldwide public health crisis, said MSF in a new report, ‘Out of Step: Deadly implementation gaps in the TB response’, released today at the 45th Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona.

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#CoughUpTheTBMoney: Civil society calls for tripling of money for TB research

Today at the opening plenary of the 45th Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona, activists from across the globe called on governments to dramatically increase spending on R&D for new treatments for TB. Spending must be tripled to meet the US$2 billion annual minimum required according to the Stop TB Partnership’s Global Plan to Stop TB.

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Global TB Caucus launches Barcelona Declaration

First Global TB Summit culminates in signing of the Barcelona Declaration on TB.

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TB Online gets a make-over

We have been working hard to give TB Online a face-lift. As a result, you may not see some images, and some features are temporarily not working. But have no fear! The site should be up and fully functioning again shortly. We appreciate your patience and look forward to sharing the new and improved TB Online soon.

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Health experts: Perfect storm of diabetes and tuberculosis must be headed off

Report targeting policymakers released at 45th World Conference on Lung Health.

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Harsh Vardhan aspires to eliminate tuberculosis menace

“TB is the by-product of poverty. I strongly believe TB control should be taken up by all as a development issue. The responsibility of TB control needs to move from doctors to medical administrators and politicians. That I wear all these hats is pure coincidence and, indeed, an opportunity to lessen the suffering of mankind.”

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Cepheid, FIND & Rutgers announce collaboration for next-generation innovations to game-changing Xpert MTB/RIF test

Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra, the next-generation test for Mycobacterium tuberculosis, will be with increased sensitivity to aid in detection of patients with smear-negative TB, which is often associated with HIV co-infection.

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WHO interim guidance on the use of delamanid in the treatment of MDR-TB

The guidance lists five conditions that must be in place if delamanid is used to treat adults with MDR-TB.

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