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USAID announces $57 million for urgent TB recovery effort in seven countries

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced $57 million will be dedicated to urgently needed tuberculosis (TB) recovery efforts in seven high burden countries: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, South Africa, Tajikistan, and Ukraine. Alongside COVID-19, TB is the leading infectious disease killer, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, sickening ten million people and taking 1.4 million lives every year. To address the COVID-19 pandemic’s devastating impact on TB services, this assistance will strengthen simultaneous testing for both TB and COVID-19, improve TB diagnosis services, and identify TB cases through contact investigations and community screenings. This commitment represents approximately 19 percent of USAID’s annual TB funding.

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Report on governance of the TB response in 22 countries

The Stop TB Partnership and USAID launch a new report assessing the governance of National TB Programmes in 22 countries which together account for over 70% of the global TB burden.

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Webinar: Reducing TB transmission among health care workers

The USAID TB CARE II Project will host a webinar on reducing TB transmission among health care workers on 19 November 2019.

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USAID announces $300 million commitment in the fight against TB

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to announce a five-year, $300 million award, the TB Implementation Framework Agreement (TIFA), to improve the prevention, detection, and treatment of tuberculosis (TB). The lead partner in the cooperative agreement for the TIFA effort is John Snow, Inc., Research and Training Institute.

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TB/HIV 2019 symposium - registration open

The one-day symposium will be convened on 20 July 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico just prior to the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019), and will be co-hosted by the International AIDS Society (IAS) in collaboration with the Stop TB Partnership and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

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USAID launches TB data hub

USAID launched a new website providing a platform to help inform global efforts to maximize investments and move toward eliminating TB. It allows users to explore, analyze, and download key TB data from USAID TB priority countries. Country data dashboards, program objectives, and progress indicators help inform programs for better decision-making.

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USAID TB funding opportunity

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new TB funding opportunity, TB Local Organizations Network Project (LON).

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WHO and USAID release guide to support countries in developing national action plans on public-private mix for TB prevention and care

23 February, Geneva - The World Health Organization and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have released a new guide to help countries strategically and systematically scale-up the engagement of all care providers in TB prevention and care. The Guide to develop a national action plan on Public-Private Mix (PPM) – is a planning document designed to facilitate the integration of strong public-private mix (PPM) components into national TB strategic plans that are the basis for Global Fund proposals and national budgeting processes.

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TB 2018

TB 2018 will be held on 22 July 2018 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands immediately preceding the 2018 International AIDS Conference.

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U.S. support for ending TB epidemic in India

November 29, 2017 - Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced further action to help India in its fight against Tuberculosis (TB). India has the world's highest incidence of TB, with 2.8 million cases annually, and accounts for more than a quarter of the global TB burden. India also has the largest burden of multi-drug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) among all countries, with almost 150,000 cases every year. TB claims over 435,000 Indian lives each year, which places TB among the top ten causes of death in the country.

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