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Global TB Report 2019

7 million people receive record levels of lifesaving TB treatment but 3 million still miss out. TB remains the top infectious killer in the world.

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Special mapping of existing TB training curricula and related materials

11 October 2019 | Geneva: TB care is a rapidly evolving field with regular updates to policies and guidelines based on newly emerging evidence. WHO and partners frequently receive requests from member states for training curricula to facilitate rapid adoption and adaptation of WHO guidance at country level. This is especially critical given the push for accelerating the TB response to reach the targets in the political declaration of the United Nations high-level meeting on TB by Heads of State in 2018. These are aligned with the End TB Strategy and TB related Sustainable Development Goals.

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Report of the WHO Information Session for civil society representatives on the WHO guidelines development process with focus on TB guidelines

9 October 2019, GENEVA - The World Health Organization (WHO) convened an Information Session for civil society representatives through webinar to provide an update on the WHO guidelines development process, with a focus on TB guidelines. The webinar was co-organized by WHO’s Global Tuberculosis Programme and Department on Quality, Norms and Standards of the Science Division, with participation from the Office of Compliance, Risk Management and Ethics. The Session was held on 9 October 2019, as part of an ongoing dialogue between WHO and civil society representatives. Over 250 representatives from civil society, partners and other stakeholders registered for the webinar. The information session was opened by Tereza Kasaeva, Director of the WHO Global TB Programme, who reiterated WHO’s close collaboration with civil society over the past years under the leadership of the WHO Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

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Information session on the TB Guideline Development Process: Please register

The World Health Organization (WHO) is organizing an Information Session for civil society representatives to provide an update on the over WHO guidelines development process, with a focus on TB guideline development.

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Multilateral agencies launch a joint plan to boost global health goals

24 September 2019: Today at the United Nations General Assembly, 12 multilateral agencies launched a joint plan to better support countries over the next 10 years to accelerate progress towards the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Technical consultation on latent TB infection management: Research for scale-up and target regimen profiles

19 September 2019 | Montreal – The World Health Organization (WHO) Global TB Programme and the WHO Collaborating Centre in TB Research at McGill University, Montreal, Canada convened a two-day technical consultation on research on latent TB infection (LTBI). Around 40 participants attended the meeting representing the TB research community, national TB programmes, civil society, technical and implementation partners, and donor agencies.

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Bangladesh commits to accelerating the response to end TB

Race to End TB campaign launched in Bangladesh by Honourable Minister of Planning Mr M.A. Mannan.

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Update of WHO TB diagnostic guidelines: Call for public comment

End-users (i.e. policy makers; health professionals, including doctors, nurses and educators working in governmental and non-governmental organizations; TB patients) interested in providing comments on the scope of this guideline update are invited to submit their feedback until 26 September 2019.

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WHO Director-General calls on world leaders to support Universal Health Coverage High-Level Meeting

I have just returned from a visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to review the response to the Ebola outbreak. I was reminded once again that Ebola is just one symptom of a deeper problem: when people don’t have access to health services, or those services are of poor quality or don’t meet their needs, diseases can spread and lives can be lost.

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South-East Asia Regional Action Plan on the Programmatic Management of Latent Tuberculosis Infection launched at the 72nd Regional Committee

05 September 2019 | New Delhi: Health Ministers and experts from Member States of WHO South-East Asia Region began a week-long meeting in New Delhi this week to deliberate on priority public health issues and build on the recent momentum for elimination of communicable diseases.

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