ACTION: Children and tuberculosis: From neglect to action

ACTION has released its second brief on children and TB, issuing recommendations for the international community and affected countries to combat this neglected epidemic.

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ACTION commends price reductions on improved TB test to speed diagnosis, save lives

On August 7, 2012, the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), UNITAID, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced an agreement that will significantly reduce the cost of the rapid TB diagnostic test Xpert MTB/RIF (commonly referred to as GeneXpert)  in 145 high-burden and developing countries. ACTION issues the following statement in response:

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ACTION: The Global Fund: Progress at Risk

ACTION’s new publication, The Global Fund: Progress at Risk, provides specific examples of where the fight against TB will slow unless donors contribute needed resources.

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Video: World TB Day congressional briefing

A briefing and update on tuberculosis (TB), a disease that is curable but still takes the lives of 4,000 people each day and is the number one killer of people living with HIV. Special areas of focus of the briefing include US global leadership on TB, how communities are addressing the crisis, the threat of drug-resistant TB, and progress towards an effective vaccine, better medications and faster diagnostics.

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