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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Letter from community groups to regulators regarding bedaquiline phase III trial design

Several community groups express concerns regarding the STREAM stage II trial design for bedaquiline approval.

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ACTION: From rhetoric to reality: An analysis of efforts to scale up the response to TB-HIV

A new research report from ACTION global health shows that joint TB-HIV activities are neglected by HIV programs and overwhelmingly carried out by TB programs, and that global guidelines to address TB-HIV have not been prioritized by leading donors and affected countries. 

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HIV i-Base/TAG: 2014 Pipeline Report

Latest annual review on pipeline drugs for adults and children, strategies for cure and prevention for HIV, HCV, TB and vaccine research.

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Fighting tuberculosis: Western myths and Belarusian reality

Research indicates that post-Soviet migrants account for a mere 1.7% of TB incidence across the EU border. Portraying migrants from post-Soviet states as diseased may contribute to their already negative perception in Western Europe and will further strengthen prejudice against this group.

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Outdated approaches fuelling TB in Russia, say NGOs

TB is a major health threat in Russia, where it is the leading infectious disease killer. The country has the highest rates of MDR-TB and XDR-TB in Europe and the third highest in the world. It also has the 11th highest burden of all TB in the world.

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First-ever TB/HIV Networking Zone at AIDS 2014

For the first time, the International AIDS Conference will feature a dedicated hub for discussing the deadly duo of TB/HIV.

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