Stop TB Partnership calls for U.N. High-Level Meeting on TB in 2017

The High-Level Meeting would bring together Heads of States, political leaders, U.N. agencies, and people affected by TB to push for a renewed and well-funded global response at the highest political levels in order to end TB.

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Advocates call on pharma companies to improve access to MDR-TB drugs

TB advocates urge Janssen and Otsuka to improve the affordability and availability of bedaquiline and delamanid.

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At U.N., global leaders commit to act on antimicrobial resistance

World leaders signal an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines.

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U.N. High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines releases final report

United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines calls for new deal to close the health innovation and access gap.

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As U.N. General Assembly starts, MSF urges governments to set medical research policies that align with people’s health needs

New MSF report exposes pharma industry failings and highlights new ways of researching and developing medicines that address public health needs.

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WHO launches Target Regimen Profiles for TB treatment

The new profiles seek to guide the drug/regimen development process, enabling important drug and regimen features to respond to the needs of end-users, care providers and policymakers.

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Report on TB uncovers widespread impact of epidemic on children in Papua New Guinea

Globally, more than 140,000 children die each year and one million become sick from tuberculosis.

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Advocates appeal to the Union Board to host Union World Conferences on Lung Health in high TB burden countries

TB advocates ask that, at a minimum, every second Union World Conference be held in a country with a high burden of TB and/or lung disease.

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WHO recommends new TB test

Robust, rapid DNA-based test can serve as an alternative to sputum smear microscopy.

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New clinical practice guidelines: Treatment of drug-susceptible TB

Jointly developed by the American Thoracic Society, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Infectious Diseases Society of America.

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