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The shifting diplomacy around migration, HIV/AIDS and TB in Central Asia

Central Asia and the Russian Federation face a major intra-regional migration flow, home, as it is, to one of the largest labor migration corridors in the world, with hundreds of thousands of migrant workers moving from Central Asian countries to the Russian Federation and to Kazakhstan each year.[1] This migration flow of further concern given migrants’ increased vulnerability and poor access to HIV and TB prevention and care in host countries.

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TB Alliance sublicenses promising TB drug from the Medicines Patent Pool

Agreement announced on World Tuberculosis Day revitalizes efforts to develop sutezolid as effective response to infectious disease killer.

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MSF urges pharmaceutical corporations to release clinical data to help develop urgently needed new TB regimens

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) urges Sequella and Pfizer to provide open access to all existing clinical data for sutezolid to help accelerate the research and development of urgently needed new, lifesaving TB treatment regimes.

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World TB Day 2017: The Union looks for ways to accelerate progress

On World TB Day, The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) released its March newsletter focused on TB.

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World TB Day 2017: The Lancet Respiratory Medicine: special issue on TB

 

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Global rise of multidrug-resistant TB threatens to derail decades of progress

New antibiotics are becoming available for the first time but without accurate diagnostics, clear treatment guidelines, and improved control efforts, their effectiveness could be rapidly lost.

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UNAIDS warns that countries will miss the 2020 target of reducing HIV-associated TB deaths by 75% unless urgent action is taken

GENEVA, 24 March 2017—On World Tuberculosis Day, 24 March, UNAIDS is urging countries to do much more to reduce the number of tuberculosis (TB) deaths among people living with HIV. TB is the most common cause of hospital admission and death among people living with HIV. In 2015, 1.1 million people died from an AIDS-related illness—around 400 000 of whom died from TB, including 40 000 children.

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WHO Advisory Group report on Fair Pricing Forum released

The report from a meeting of a World Health Organization informal advisory group on challenges of medicines pricing and organising a Fair Pricing Forum this spring has been made public. The report shows the analysis and assertions of the diverse group, as well as questions and plans to take forward.

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The prevalence and factors associated for anti-TB treatment non-adherence among pulmonary TB patients in public health care facilities in South Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

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Poor predictability of QuantiFERON-TB assay in recipients and donors for TB development after kidney transplantation in an intermediate-TB-burden country

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