Global progress and challenges in implementing new medications for treating multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

Introducing bedaquiline and delamanid in TB programs worldwide has not kept pace with the need for these drugs. Coordinated global action might help assist making these medications accessible for persons who need them most.

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U.S. Senators appeal to President Obama for TB plan funding

U.S. Senators send letter urging President Obama to increase funding to allow full implementation of the National Action Plan for Combating Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis.  

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Global pharmaceutical industry calls on governments to work with them to beat the rising threat of antimicrobial resistance

In a joint declaration more than 80 leading international pharmaceutical, generics, diagnostics and biotechnology companies, as well as key industry bodies, call on governments and industry to work in parallel in taking comprehensive action against antimicrobial resistance.

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NICE publishes new guideline to better tackle tuberculosis

NICE – the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence of England – published guidance on how to better treat and prevent tuberculosis. England has more TB cases than any other country in Western Europe.

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Lancet Series on access to and sustainable effectiveness of antimicrobials

The Lancet published a Series of five papers examining access to and sustainable effectiveness of antimicrobials.

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Urgent need to make linezolid available in South Africa at affordable price

TB advocates urge pharmaceutical companies to register their respective linezolid products in South Africa and make them available at an affordable price.

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TAG’s response to the U.S. Action Plan for Combating Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

The targets set forth in the Obama Administration’s National Action Plan for Combating Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis are not ambitious enough to effectively stop the spread of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.

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Obama Administration releases National Action Plan for Combating Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

The White House released a comprehensive action plan identifying a set of targeted interventions that address the core domestic and global challenges posed by multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis.

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Sign a petition: Tell world leaders to end childhood tuberculosis

The petition will be open for signatures until World TB Day, March 2016, when it will be presented to world leaders.

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Let's Talk TB – a new book for primary care practitioners

Let's Talk TB is a book on the current best practices for TB diagnosis and treatment for all general and private practitioners in India and other high-burden countries.

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