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First Anniversary of the 1st WHO Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB

The past twelve months have seen unparalleled attention to the global TB response. In less than a year, the fight to end TB has been in the spotlight twice with two high-level meetings: the first WHO Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB held in Moscow in November 2017 and the first-ever United Nations High-Level Meeting on the fight to end TB held in New York in September 2018.

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WHO strongly supports global sharing of data from TB clinical trials to maximize learning and accelerate discoveries

06 November 2018 | Geneva: To advance the development of new treatments against all forms of TB and maximize the impact of studies and trials undertaken in this area, WHO and partners have initiated a series of pioneering initiatives over the past few years. These are now bearing fruit.

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WHO at the Union World Conference on Lung Health

The 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health, held from 24-27 October in The Hague brought together an unprecedented number of stakeholders from the TB community and beyond. The World Health Organization (WHO) organized several meetings and consultations on the side-lines of the conference.

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Improved detection of drug-resistant TB using genetic and culture-based laboratory methods

24 October 2018, New York WHO and partners released a series of documents today to improve drug susceptibility testing for TB in laboratories worldwide.

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Public–private mix for TB prevention and care: a roadmap

First-ever targeted roadmap outlines steps to scale-up public-private health sector engagement to end TB.

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WHO and FIND: Technical guide on sequencing

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WHO and Global Fund sign framework agreement

The World Health Organization and the Global Fund today signed a Global Strategic Framework as a foundation for closer collaboration, based on respective mandates and strengths, and with commitment toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. It was signed by Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO, and Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund.

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UN General Assembly adopts Declaration of the first-ever UN High-Level Meeting on TB

The World Health Organization (WHO)'s Global TB Program released a newsletter featuring highlights from the UN High-Level Meeting on TB, held on 26 September 2018.

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Frequently Asked Questions on the WHO Rapid Communication: key changes to the treatment of multidrug- and rifampicin-resistant TB

The World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with the Stop TB Partnership’s Global Drug Facility, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the United States Agency for International Development have developed a set of frequently asked questions (and answers) in response to inquiries on upcoming WHO policy recommendations.

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New roadmap to end child and adolescent TB deaths

A new action plan outlines measures to prevent and treat TB in children and adolescents.

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