Psychosocial counselling and treatment adherence support for people with TB

A new technical guide addressing critical gaps in TB care and control by focusing on overcoming the psychological, social and economic factors that prevent people from accessing diagnosis, adhering to care plans and successfully completing treatment.

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TB testing in 2020 dropped drastically due to COVID-19

Global Fund surveys in 13 countries with the highest TB burden in the world reveal that 29% fewer people were tested for TB compared to 2019.

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COVID-19 highlights urgent need to reboot global effort to end TB

An estimated 1.4 million fewer people received care for TB in 2020 than in 2019 - a reduction of 21% from 2019, according to preliminary data compiled by the World Health Organization.

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Ending TB is a race against time and drug resistance

TB burden in the WHO European Region as a whole is decreasing. However, TB is second only to COVID-19 as an infectious disease that kills, and drug resistance is a major concern.

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12 months of COVID-19 eliminated 12 years of progress in the global fight against TB

Pandemic response pushed aside TB outreach and services, resulting in 20% drop in diagnosis and treatment worldwide, urgent recovery needed.

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World TB Day 2021: WHO advocacy and communications toolkit

The Clock Is Ticking
Every day counts to save more lives

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Advocates request Cepheid increase access to GeneXpert SARS-CoV-2 tests in LMICs

Advocates demand Cepheid commit a greater proportion of its COVID-19 manufacturing capacity to LMICs and lower the price of its cartridges to $5.

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World TB Day 2021 campaign toolkit

Available in English, Arabic, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

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Activists call on Indian government to revitalize the TB preventive treatment program

Indian activists demand the introduction of the newer short-course TB preventive treatment regimens for people living with HIV.

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Call for new Global TB CAB members from Russia, Brazil, Indonesia, the Philippines

Deadline for applications: 19 February 2021

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